Borno State Governor, Prof Babagana Zulum, appointed former Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mallam Bukar Tijani, as Secretary to the State Government.
Tijani’s appointment was contained in a statement issued by the governor’s spokesman Mallam Isa Gusau, on Wednesday.
According to the statement, Zulum considered Tijani’s high-level of experience from his services as minister between July 2011 and September 2013. and as Assistant Secretary-General/Assistant Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations.
The 62-year-old Tijani was born in Damasak but hails from Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno State.
The former minister is a Fellow of the Agricultural Society of Nigeria (FASN), Fellow of Soil Science Society of Nigeria (FSSN), Fellow (Honourary) P.R China, Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences (JAAS), Recipient of Letter of Commendation for Meritorious National Service as a Minister of the Federal Republic by Nigerian President, Recipient of letter of Commendation for a job well-down on the formation of first Farmer’s Council in Borno/Yobe States, Certificate of Merit – American National Dean’s List (1984), Certificate of Merit – American National Dean’s List (1983), Recipient of Honour Roll Scholastic Achievement Certificate of Tuskegee University, Alabama, USA (1983) and be best overall student during his Diploma in Agriculture at Borno College of Agriculture, Maiduguri (1980).
Zulum also reappointed Professor Isa Hussaini Marte as his Chief of Staff.