Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has approved the removal of the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Engineer Rabiu Sulaiman Bichi, and replaced him with Usman Alhaji Usman.
Mr. Usman’s appointment followed the dismissal of Bichi, who was appointed by the former governor of the state, Rabiu Kwankwoso, but was retained by Mr. Ganduje.
Ganduje also approved the appointment of Alhaji Ibrahim Mohammed Kankarofi as the new principal private Secretary to the governor in the cabinet reshuffle.
The appointments are contained in a statement signed by the Kano State Head of Service, Alhaji Muhammad Na’iya and made available to newsmen in Kano on Saturday morning.
The statement also said that Saluhu Yakassai, son of renowned politician, Tanko Yakassai, replaced Alhaji Halilu Dantiye as the Director-General Media of Media and Communications.
Others affected in the cabinet reshuffle include, Alhaji Usman Bala; Hajiya Bilkisu Waziri; Dr Saadatu Bala; Danladi Garba; Aminu Mohammed, and Aliyu Sani.
Similarly, the governor approved the immediate redeployment of six permanent secretaries to other ministries.
According to the statement, the appointment and redeployment are with immediate effect.