Gov. Zulum makes fresh appointments

Borno State Governor, Prof. Banagana Umara Zulum has appointed Bukar Tijani as Secretary to State Government.

Zulum also reappointed Prof. Isa Marte as his Chief of Staff.

The two appointments were announced by the Governor’s spokesman Malam Isa Gusau in a statement issued on Wednesday.

The statement noted that Zulum considered Tijani’s very high-level experience from his services as minister from July 2011 to September 2013 and as Assistant Secretary-General/Assistant Director-General (ASG/ADG) of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO).

The 62-year-old Tijani was born in Damasak but hails from Dikwa local government area of Borno State.

The former minister holds a Master of Science (degree) in Tropical Agricultural Development from the University of Reading in the United Kingdom, obtained in 1989.

According to the statement, Professor Isa Marte hails from Marte local government area of Borno State and had served as Governor Zulum’s chief of staff in the past.

The reappointed chief of staff previously served as Borno State commissioner for Higher Education from August 2019 to August 2020 and also served as overseeing Commissioner for Health in 2021 while being chief of staff.

He held both positions under the Zulum administration.