By Mohammed Abubakar, Damaturu
Yobe State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, has appointed his Chief of Staff, Alhaji Saleh Abubakar, as the new Head of the Civil Service.
Saleh takes over from Alhaji Dauda Yahaya, who retired from service, recently.
His appointment was contained in a statement by Abdullah Bego, the Press Secretary to the Governor which was issued to newsmen in Damaturu.
The new Head of Service was born in Gashu’a Town, Bade Local Government Area on November 27, 1958.
He attended Central Primary School, Gashu’a 1965-1972; General Murtala Mohammed College (GMMC) 1972-1976; SBS Zaria 1977-78; ABU Zaria 1979-1982 where he bagged B.Sc. Degree in Political Science.
Saleh Abubakar started his career with the old Borno State Civil Service in 1983; joined the services of Ministry of External Affairs (now foreign affairs) in 1984; then re-joined the services of old Borno State in 1989 as Admin Officer.
He moved to Yobe State after the state was created in 1991 as Director, Political Affairs in the Governor’s Office.
In 1995, he became Director Administration, also in the Governor’s Office. In 1999, he was appointed Deputy Permanent Secretary, Admin, a position he held till 2004 when he was posted to Ministry of Land and Survey as Deputy Permanent Secretary.
Alhaji Saleh returned to the Governor’s office in 2006 as Deputy Permanent Secretary Administration till 2007 when he was appointed Permanent Secretary/Chief of Staff to the Governor.
He served as Chief of Staff to His Excellency the Governor for a decade until his appointment as thehi Head of Service by Governor Ibrahim Gaidam.