Governor-Elect of Kaduna State, Senator Uba Sani, has approved the appointment of Muhammad Shehu Lawal as his Chief Press Secretary.
Lawal served as Special Assistant to the outgoing governor of Kaduna on Political Matters between 2019 and 2023.
In a statement he personally signed, the Governor-Elect said the appointment took effect on May 23, 2023.
“Muhammad Shehu Lawal brings to service more than 10 years of significant and relevant experience in strategic communication, political communication, image management, conflict resolution and peace – building, and monitoring and evaluation.”
“He played a key role in the design and execution of the media and communications strategies of the Kaduna State APC Campaign Council and the North West APC Presidential Campaign Council.
“Muhammad Shehu Lawal holds the Masters in International Affairs and Diplomacy (MIAD) from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Masters in Conflict, Peace and Strategic Studies from Kaduna State University, Kaduna, and Bachelor of Science (Political Science) Degree from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
“He also obtained certificates in Interfaith Conflict Resolution and Conflict Analysis from United States Institute of Peace, Washington DC, as well as a certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation from the Global Health Learning Centre, Baltimore, USA,” the statement read.
The Governor – Elect urged the appointee to device effective strategies for publicizing of government activities, interfacing with the media and relevant agencies, and positively projecting the image of the incoming administration. He wished him Allah’s guidance in the discharge of his new assignment.