Borno: Zulum appoints commissioner, Prof Marte as new chief of staff

Borno Governor, Babagana Zulum, has appointed Professor Isa Hussaini Marte as his new Chief of Staff.

The appointment was announced on Wednesday by the governor‘s spokesman, Isa Gusau.

Marte has been the Commissioner for Higher Education since August 2019.

He will replace Dr. Babagana Wakil, who passed on July 1, 2020, in Maiduguri, after a protracted illness.

Marte is to hand over to Dr Babagana Mustapha Mallumbe, who will now oversee the newly merged Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation.

The incoming Chief of Staff is a Professor of Pharmacology with specialty in cancer research, and a fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Science.

“Zulum’s choice of Professor Isa Hussaini Marte is in recognition of his proven capacity, a strong passion for development, unbending principles that align with the governor’s, and above all, his proven integrity”, Gusau said.

Marte will be sworn-in on Monday, August 17, 2020.

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