Kaduna — The Kaduna State Government has further defended its pruning of the
number of district heads in the state saying the measure was taken after deliberation by the State Executive Council.
The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Mr. Samaila Aruwan said the government had subsequently
implemented its decision to restructure the districts which gave opportunity for fresh
appointments of district heads to be made.
“Government asked all the 32 emirates and chiefdoms to forward nominees to be considered for appointment as district heads. In addition, government restated longstanding policy that succession to district headship is not hereditary, and that all residents of a district are eligible to seek the headship whenever it is vacant,” he said.
Aruwan said all the 32 emirates and chiefdoms had forwarded the names of persons they were nominating for appointments as district heads and the government was currently vetting the resumes and records of the 230 nominees.
He said government would announce the new 77 district heads when this process was concluded, adding that the State
Executive Council could find no strategic consideration to justify the expansion in the number of districts from 77 to 390.