El-Rufai Appoints #BBOG Founder as Chief of Staff

by on June 29, 2015

By Yemi Adebowale

Kaduna State governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, Monday announced the appointment of Katsina state Hadiza Bala Usman, who came to national lime light as co-founder of #BringBackOurGirls# campaign for the rescue of the abducted Chibok Girls.

A statement signed by El Rufai’s Spokesman, Samuel Aruwan and made available to newsmen in Kaduna said of Hadiza: “In April 2014, Hadiza co-founded the global movement #BringBackOurGirls which has been demanding for the rescue of the 219 young girls abducted by Boko Haram from Chibok Secondary School in Borno State North East Nigeria.

“In August 2014 she gave touching speech on Chibok Girls at the United Nations Headquarters in New York during United Nations Department of Public Information, UN DPI, conference as a guest speaker.

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“She is well-known figure in the APC where she served in a number of committees and capacities, key amongst which are: the Administrative Secretary of the Buhari Presidential Campaign Organization, Member Secretary APC Elections Planning Committee, Member APC Strategy Committee. She was also Director of Finance in the Nasir El-Rufai Campaign Organization, and later the Kaduna State APC Campaign Council”.

Aruwan also announced of more appointees to include Bashir Dabo as Special Assistant, New Media, and Mrs. Saude Amina Mohammed as Personal Secretary to the governor.

“Mohammed is a graduate of Economics from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Advertising and Marketing from Coventry University, UK

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“Saude is the grand-daughter of the Reverend Canon H.O Mohammed of Wusasa, Zaria, who was the former Chief Commissioner of the Public Complaints Commission and Chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau.

“Bashir Dabo holds an M.Sc. in International Business Management from the University of Bedforshire, United Kingdom and a Master’s in International Affairs and Diplomacy from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He was assistant coordinator of the Kaduna State APC Situation Room for the 2015 elections.”

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