MATANE 2 Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has approved the appointment of nine special advisers.

This was conveyed in a statement issued by the Secretary to the Government of Niger State (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane.

Those appointed according to the statement include Hajiya Fatima N. Madugu, the former commissioner of education as the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education. Hon. Abdulhamid El-Wazir as the Special Adviser, State Assembly Liaison. Brig. Gen. Ndagulu A. Imam (Rtd), Special Adviser on Security Matters. Mohammed Nma Kolo, Special Adviser, Political and Strategy. Hajiya Sa’adatu A. Bokane, Special Adviser, Tourism and Culture and Barr. Amina Musa Guar, Special Adviser, National Social Investment Programme.

Others include Hon. Tanko Gambo, Special Adviser, Local Government Affairs. Alh. Abdullahi Nasiru Ndafogi, Special Adviser, Political Zone ’A’, and Hon. Aminu Yusuf, Special Adviser, Political Zone ‘C’.


The statement further disclosed that the appointment of the Special Advisers to the challenging positions was based on merit, proven credentials, personal integrity and outstanding record of performance in their previous assignments.

The SSG reminded the special advisers of the policy direction of the present administration which is to improve the quality of life of the citizens of Niger State and urged them to work diligently towards achieving this noble objective. 

Alh. Matane stressed that the special advisers are expected to bring their knowledge, skills and wealth of experience to bear in the performance of their new assignments by working assiduously to justify the confidence reposed in them. 

The governor congratulated the special advisers on their appointments and wishes them success and Allah’s guidance in the performance of the arduous duties of their offices, the statement stressed.