Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has appointed Barrister Ibrahim Kashim as Secretary to the State Government.

Kashim’s appointment was contained in a statement issued to newsmen in Bauchi on Tuesday by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the governor, Mukhtar Gidado.

Gidado said that the appointee is a former lecturer at Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto, and retired from active service as a Director in the Presidency in the Bureau for Public Enterprises.

He said, “Barrister Ibrahim Muhammad Kashim holds a LL. B, BL, LLM and Masters in Business Administration and various Post Graduate Certificates in Management, Administration and Economic Reform and Divestiture from many Institutions in the United Kingdom and the United States.

“He hails from Bauchi Local Government Area of the state. He is a Legal Practitioner, a former Lecturer at Dan Fodio University Sokoto, a public servant, and a policy expert.

“He retired in 2015 as a Director in the Presidency (Bureau for Public Enterprises) where he headed various departments and acted as the Director-General.

“In 2020, Barrister Kashim was appointed as the Pioneer Director-General, Bauchi State Bureau for Privatisation and Economic Reforms, an agency set up pursuant to the current Government of Bala Mohammed’s resolve to reform, restructure and grow the economy of the state.

“Until his appointment, he was the immediate past Director-General, Bureau for Privatisation and Economic Reforms,” he stated.

Governor Mohammed had last Wednesday dissolved his cabinet including 21 Commissioners, the Secretary to the State Government, Sabi’u Baba; his Chief of Staff, Dr. Ladan Salihu, and his Special Advisers.