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NPTF: President Buhari Replaces APC Gubernatorial Candidate





President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the replacement of Ahmed Aliyu, who was the former Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund (NPTF).

Naija News reports that Ahmed Aliyu had resigned his appointment to contest in the All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial primary election for Sokoto State in compliance with Buhari’s directive.

Ahmed Aliyu, who is also a former Deputy Governor of Sokoto, emerged as the party’s gubernatorial candidate for the 2023 election.

In a statement on Tuesday, Buhari appointed Abdullahi Bala as his replacement.

The new Executive Secretary was born on the 18th of August, 1967 in Sokoto North Local Government Area.

He holds a Masters Degree in Political Science from Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto.

Abduallhi Bala began is career in December 1992, when he became Personal Officer II, Admin and Political Affairs Department, Cabinet Office, Sokoto.

He was appointed as Permanent Secretary in Sokoto State Civil Service in May, 2009.

The new Executive Secretary served as Secretary, State Government Committee on Audit Inspection Report; Secretary, State Government Policy Council of Emergency on Education; Chairman Health Financing Technical Group.

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Bala also worked as Permanent Secretary in Ministries, Departments and Agencies, including Ministries of Finance, Health and Education.