BREAKING: Governor El-Rufai appoints Sanusi into board barely a day after his dethronement

Sanusi may end up moving to Kaduna.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

/ by National Pivot

Barely a day after his dethrone meant, former Emir of Kano State, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has been offered an appointment by the Kaduna State government as board member of KADIPA.

The appointed of Sanusi was announced in a Statement by Governor El-Rufai's Special Adviser, Media & Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye on Tuesday, 10th March 2020.

There Statement reads below:

The Kaduna State Government has announced the appointment of His Highness, Muhammadu Sanusi II into the board of KADIPA, its investment promotion agency.

A statement from Sir Kashim Ibrahim House said that Malam Nasir El-Rufai has approved the reconstitution of the board of KADIPA. Established in 2015, KADIPA has led the investment drive of the state and anchored implementation of the Ease of Doing Business Charter that earned Kaduna State World Bank recognition as the Number One place for doing business in Nigeria.

“Malam Nasir El-Rufai has appointed His Highness, Muhammad Sanusi II into the board of KADIPA. The appointment is part of the reconstitution of the board of KADIPA, which is statutorily chaired by the Deputy Governor, and has as internal members senior officials of the Kaduna State Government.

“Governor El-Rufai said that Kaduna State hopes to benefit from the profile, experience, intellect and networks of His Highness, Muhammad Sanusi, who before becoming Emir, had built a solid reputation in global financial circles. Malam Nasir El-Rufai said that Kaduna State is honoured to be able to call on the services of a man of such calibre to drive its development.

“The Governor also said that he is confident that the new board, which includes the most senior officers of the state will further propel KADIPA to greater success in attracting investments to Kaduna State. He disclosed that the external members have been carefully chosen to further reinforce the investment credentials of the state.

“Malam Nasir El-Rufai has expressed his gratitude to members of the reconstituted board of KADIPA for agreeing to serve.”

The dethroned Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II will serve as Vice-Chairman of the board.

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