Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has appointed Barrister Ibrahim Muhammad Kashim as Secretary to the State Government.
A statement signed by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Mukhtar Gidado, said the appointment is with immediate effect.
Until his appointment, Kashim was the immediate past Director-General, Bureau for Privatisation and Economic Reforms.
He replaced Muhammad Sabiu Baba who was sacked last week alongside other members of the state executive council.
The statement said Barrister Ibrahim Muhammad Kashim holds a LL. B, BL, LLM and Master’s in Business Administration and various Post Graduate Certificates in Management, Administration and Economic Reform and Divestiture from many Institutions in United Kingdom and the United States.
He hails from Bauchi Local Government Area of the state.
He is a Legal Practitioner, a former Lecturer at Dan Fodio University Sokoto, a public servant and a policy expert.
He retired in 2015 as a Director in the Presidency (Bureau for Public Enterprises) where he headed various departments and acted as the Director-General.
Upon retirement, Barrister Kashim ran a Consultancy Outfit, Kauthar Resources Nig. Ltd and had consulted for various transport sector committees of both houses of the National Assembly, House Committee on Commercialisation and Privatisation and the Nigerian Shippers’ Council.
He is a registered member of the Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG), a Non-profit, non–partisan private sector led think tank with a mandate to promote and champion the reform of the Nigerian economy into an open, globally competitive economy.
In 2020 Barrister Kashim was appointed as the Pioneer Director-General, Bauchi State Bureau for Privatisation and Economic Reforms, an agency set up pursuant to the current Government of Bala Mohammed’s resolve to reform, restructure and grow the economy of the State.