Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State has appointed Alhaji Muntari Lawal, his Chief of Staff, as acting Secretary to the State Government (SSG).
This is contained in a statement signed by the Director-General, New Media to the governor, Alhaji Al-Amin Isa on Wednesday in Katsina.
Isa said that Lawal would replace Alhaji Mustapha Inuwa, who resigned as the SSG to join the state governorship race.
Recall that Gov. Masari after a closed-door meeting with political appointees had advised those with political ambitions to tender their resignations.
This is in compliance with Section 84 (12) of the Electoral Act recently signed into law by President Buhari which prevents political appointees from contesting elective positions without first resigning.