The governor of Katsina state, Malam Dikko Umaru Radda, has approved the appointment of Naufal Ahmed as Director General (ICT Directorate).
According to a statement from the governor’s media aides, the appointment, effective from 14th August 2023, is based on the conviction that Mr Ahmed will serve faithfully, diligently, and in the best interest of the service.
Part of the statement read:
”As the visionary founder of the esteemed Kirkira Innovation Hub, Naufal has pioneered the establishment of the first-ever technology hub in the region.
”This groundbreaking initiative has served as a transformative force, equipping countless young individuals with vital technological skills and providing them with a platform to thrive. Naufal’s remarkable career as a tech ecosystem builder has been nothing short of extraordinary.
”With an unwavering passion for innovation and youth empowerment, his impact on the tech landscape of Katsina and Nigeria at large is undeniable.
”He has been a sought-after speaker and organizer at conferences across Katsina and the country, sharing his insights and inspiring others to embrace innovation.
”In recognition of his outstanding achievements, Naufal has received numerous accolades, including being named among the Opportunities Hub’s 100 Most Influential Youths for his significant contributions to youth development and entrepreneurship.”
Governor Radda recently approved the appointment of 26-year-old Muhammad Nuhu Nagaske as his Special Assistant (Student Matters).
Earlier, Governor Radda appointed Yusuf Rabiu Jirdede, a 34-year-old man, as one of the commissioners in the state.
In a related development, the Katsina government has concluded arrangements to engage about 2,400 youths to provide security in some local government areas of the state.