Frontline group, Kaduna Progressives Circle has described Yusuf Hamisu Abubakar, popularly known as Mairago as one who has gathered experience both in public and private sectors, making him a good choice for the position of the Secretary to the Kaduna State Government (SSG).
The group expressed this in a statement jointly signed by its coordinator, Jibril S Zakirai and Secretary, Ahmed Mohammed Zagi, made available to newsmen in Kaduna on Sunday October 15, 2023.
According to the group, “Mairago is a trained lawyer, an accomplished administrator and businessman with vast experience at senior executive level in the Private and Public sectors.”
The statement said that he is well educated, with an MBA degree from the University of Exeter, UK with a specialty in Financial Management.
Hinting on the experience he has gathered, the statement pointed out that he worked as a Graduate Assistant Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Nigeria, Nsukka and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria from 1987 to 1989, after which he set himself up in private legal practice in his home town Kaduna; under the name: Yusuf Abubakar & Co. (Equity Chambers).
“He has also held several other high ranking positions such as: Commissioner for Health and Social Dev. Kaduna State- 1992 to 1994, Director General, Bureau for Lands and survey, Kaduna State 1994 to 1997. Commissioner for Finance and Economic Planning, 1998 to 1999 and Executive Secretary, Petroleum Technology Dev. Fund (PTDF),” the statement said
They therefore, appealed to Governor Uba Sani to look no further in search of SSG to replace Alhaji Balarabe Abbas Lawal, who was recently appointed by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu as a minister, and confirmed by the Senate.
The Kaduna Progressives Circle is gathering of like- minds that are progressive in nature.
It also supports any move that would lead to peace, development and progress of Kaduna State.