Kaduna state governor, Mallam Nasir el-rufai, has announced the appointment of Mr Muhammad Sani Abdullahi as his new chief of staff. 39-year old Abdullahi is the immediate past commissioner of planning and budget and was also the director of strategy for the governor’s 2019 re-election campaign.
Mr Abdullahi is an international development expert. Before moving to Kaduna state, he served as a policy adviser at the executive office of the United Nations Secretary General under the leadership of Ban Ki Moon in New York.
He was also a member of the core team that developed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He obtained his master’s degree in Development Economics and Policy from the University of Manchester and obtained a second Masters from Ahmadu Bello University where he studied International Affairs and Diplomacy.
He holds certificates in Public Finance at the London School of Economics; Sustainable Development at Columbia University and Advanced Project Management at Oxford University. He was part of the 2017 cohort of Georgetown University’s Leadership Seminar.
Until his appointment as Chief of Staff to the Governor, he was a key figure in the last administration holding sway as budget czar in Kaduna. Read more: https://www.legit.ng/1247250-gov-el-rufai-appoints-39-year-development-economist-chief-staff.html