Tuesday, June 30, 2015

El Rufai appoints Co-founder of BBOG As Chief of Staff


Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufa,i has appointed a new Chief of Staff.
She is Hadiza Bala Usman, a well-known figure in the All Progressives Congress where she served in a number of committees and capacities, key among which were: the Administrative Secretary of the Buhari Presidential Campaign Organization, Member Secretary APC Elections Planning Committee, Member APC Strategy Committee.

She was also Director of Finance in the Nasir El-Rufai Campaign Organization, and later the Kaduna State APC Campaign Council.

Ms. Usman was born in Zaria where her father, the famous radical historian Yusufu Bala Usman, was lecturing at the university.
Dr. Yusufu Bala Usman himself later became Secretary to the Kaduna State government during the Balarabe Musa administration.
She started her primary education at ABU Staff School, attended ABU Demonstration Secondary School and earned a B.Sc. in Business Administration from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, in 2000. She later obtained an MA in Development Studies from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom, in 2009.
 Ms. Usman worked at the Bureau Of Public Enterprises (BPE) from 2000 until 2004 when she was hired by the UNDP for the Federal Capital Territory Administration [FCTA] from October 2004 – January 2008 as a Special Assistant to the FCT  Minister on Project Implementation.
Since 2011, she has been Director of Strategy for the Good Governance Group (3G).

In April 2014, she co-founded the global movement #BringBackOurGirls which has been demanding for the rescue of the 219 young girls abducted by Boko Haram from Chibok Secondary School in Borno State North East Nigeria.

Ms. has been internationally recognized for her contributions.
Financial Times (FT) named her amongst the most influential women of 2014, while  CNN chose her as the  most inspiring woman of 2014. Ebony Magazine also named her amongst the 100 most influential black women in the world in 2014.
In August 2014 she gave touching speech on Chibok Girls at the United Nations Headquarters in New York during UN DPI conference as a guest speaker.

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