Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has appointed Dr. Aminu Gamawa as his new Chief of Staff.
Gamawa was the immediate past Commissioner of Budget and Economic Planning.
The PUNCH had reported that Governor Mohammed last Wednesday dissolved his cabinet including the Secretary to the State Government, Sabi’u Baba; his Chief of Staff, Dr. Ladan Salihu; 21 Commissioners, and his Special Advisers.
He, however, retained his Special Advisers on Security, National and State Assembly Liaison, Social Investment, and Media and Publicity.
The appointment of Gamawa as Chief of Staff was contained in a media statement signed and made available to journalists in Bauchi early Monday morning by the Special Adviser of Media and Publicity, Mukhtar Gidado.
The appointment takes immediate effect.
According to Gidado, Gamawa holds a Master’s and Doctorate Degree in Law from Harvard Law School at Harvard University, USA.
“He hails from Gamawa Local Government Area of Bauchi State. He is a legal practitioner, teacher, policy expert and public servant. He has worked across a wide range of organisations, government agencies, educational institutions and non-profitable entities.
“In 2019, Dr. Gamawa was appointed as Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Bauchi State,” he said.
The media aide added that the new Chief of Staff was also the State Focal Person for World Bank Projects, Chairman of Bauchi State COVID-19 Economic Recovery Committee 2020, Vice Chairman of Bauchi State World Bank States Fiscal Transparency, Accountability and Sustainability (SFTAS), Regional Representative of Technical Working Group on Subnational Ease of Doing Business, among other responsibilities.
The statement further said Gamawa, while at Harvard, was the Coordinator of Harvard Law School Graduate Forum (2011-2014) and a teaching fellow.
Gidado said that the former Commissioner presented many academic and professional papers at local and international conferences.
He stated, “Dr. Gamawa was in the year 2020 awarded with the National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM) Award.
“Until his appointment, he was the immediate past Hon. Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Bauchi State.”