Katsina state Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, has confirmed the appointment of Alhaji Muntari Lawal as the substantive Secretary to the Government of the State (SGS). The confirmation was contained in a
statement issued by the Director-General on New Media to the governor, Al-Amin Isa.
Until his confirmation, Alhaji Muntari Lawal, who was the chief of staff to the Governor was appointed as the acting SGS following the resignation of Dr. Mustapha Muhammed Inuwa. In a related development, the governor has sworn two new principal officers of his administraton on Thursday. The principal officers that took their oath of office at the council chambers of the General Muhammadu Buhari House include the new commissioner of Sports and Social Development, Hon. Bishir Gambo Saulawa, and new Chief of staff to the governor, Alhaji Bature Umar Masari. In his short remarks after administering the oath of office, Governor Masari described the new cabinet members as veterans in the governance and policies of the state that needed no much remarks. He however reminded them on the weight of the oath that they have taken and admonished them to discharge their responsibilities with dedication, commitment and fear of God.
The New Commissioner of sports, Hon. Saulawa, was not new to the ministry as
he was once a commissioner of the same portfolio. A Ph.D. holder on Environmental Science, Hon. Saulawa was a classroom teacher; a lecturer; a one-time executive chairman of Katsina local government; DG Katsina State Transport Authority as well as special adviser to Katsina state governor among so many responsibilities he held. Before his new appointment, Hon.Saulawa was at the national Assembly where he served as a Senior Special Assistant on environment to the Deputy Senate President and he was also the Registrar of the Meteorological Institute of Science and Technology Katsina. On his part, Alhaji Bature Masari was prior to his new appointment, the Principal Private Secreatary to the Katsina State Governor.
Bature Masari,an African Parliamentarian, was a product of both famous Bayero University Kano and Ahmadu Bello University where he studied Mass Communication and International Affairs respectively as his first and second degrees. He was also an executive Chairman of Kafur local government, worked with the Nigerian Customs Service, Thisday Newspaper, worked with the Speaker of the House of Representatives and also severed as the DG SMEDAN among other.