By Toby Prince
Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State, on Friday, sworn in 13 new Commissioners to man ministries in his second term.
The Governor had nominated 14 cabinet members to the State House of Assembly but the nominee for the Ministry of Agriculture was rejected by the assembly over his earlier criticism of the El-Rufai administration.
The remaining 13 were however sworn-in amidst jubilation inside the state council chamber of the Government House, Kaduna.
Mr el-Rufai broke ethnic and gender barriers once again by nominating and swearing Fausat Adebola Ibikunle, a Yoruba architect as a Commissioner.
Fausat Ibikunle will head the Ministry of Housing & Urban Development.
From her CV, Fausat Adebola Ibikunle is cut for the post being proposed for her.
She was born in Doka district of Kaduna.
She studied Architecture at the Ahmadu Belo University, Zaria, and graduated in 1983.
The Architect then worked with the Ministry of Defence from 1984 until she moved to the Federal Capital Development Authority as Assistant Director in 2005 in the Public Buildings Department. In 2007, she rose to become Deputy Director in Health & Human Services Secretariat in the Federal Capital Territory Administration.
She joined the Kaduna state government in 2016. She is at present the General Manager of the Kaduna State Urban Planning & Development Authority (KASUPDA).