Governor Dikko Umaru Radda of Katsina State has appointed Mr Naufal Ahmad, a seasoned technology ecosystem builder and founder of Kirkira Innovation Hub, as the pioneer Director-General for the ICT Directorate.
The directorate was recently established through an Executive Order forwarded to the state House of Assembly.
The Chief Press Secretary to Katsina Governor, Ibrahim Kaula Mohammed, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday.
According to Kaula, the new directorate shall coordinate all ICT-related activities in the state with relevant ministries, departments and agencies, and advise the governor on all ICT-related matters, while also developing and implementing the Katsina ICT policy framework.
A letter of appointment signed by Alh Abdullahi Garba Faskari, the Secretary to the Katsina State Government, revealed that the appointment of the pioneer ICT directorate’s helmsman takes effect from August 14.
According to the Katsina SSG, Ahmad’s appointment is based on the conviction that he will serve faithfully, diligently, and in the best interest of the service.