Governor Dikko Umaru Radda of Katsina State has approved the appointment of Alh Abdullahi Garba Faskari, as the new Secretary to the State Government, SSG.
Faskari, a former Deputy Governor of Katsina State, between 2011 and 2015, replaced Arch Ahmed Musa Dangiwa, who was recently nominated as a Minister by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Governor Radda, in a statement released by his spokesperson, Ibrahim Kaula Mohammed, said that the new SSG appointment is with immediate effect.
According to the governor, Faskari, is expected to bring on board his vast technocratic wealth of experience as he joins the Katsina State Government.
“Indeed, Alh Abdullahi Garba Faskari’s appointment as the new SGS to the Katsina State Government can be likened to putting a square peg in a square hole.
“He is eminently qualified to join our progressive-minded administration, and I personally can vouch for his intellectual pedigree and exceptional administrative acumen.
“Perfectly, he is going to fill the huge vacuum Arch Ahmed Dangiwa left behind. The new SSG is one of the accomplished public servants Katsina State has had in recent years.
“His contributions to the development and growth of the State, while serving as Deputy Governor to former Governor Ibrahim Shehu Shema, were unparalleled,” Dikko Radda said.
Born on August 15, 1959, at Funtua town, Alh. Abdullahi Garba Faskari is a native of Faskari local government area of Katsina State. The former Katsina Deputy Governor attended Aya Primary School, Funtua, between 1966-74, and thereafter proceeded to Teachers College, Dutsin-Ma in 1974. After completing his studies at the Teachers College in 1980, Alh. Faskari’s ravenous appetite for scholarship took him to School of Basic Studies, at the Ahmadu Bello University, ABU Zaria, and graduated in 1983.