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Kano Governor-elect Appoints Veteran Journalist, Sanusi Bature as CPS

by Isiyaku Ahmed
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The Kano State Governor-elect H.E. Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf has announced Sunusi Bature Dawakin Tofa as his Chief Press Secretary (CPS) for the transition period.

In a letter signed by the Chairman of the Gubernatorial Transition Committee on behalf of the Governor-Elect, His Excellency described Mr. Bature’s appointment as well deserved as it was based on his competence, loyalty, commitment, and hard work which he exhibited since 2019.

Sunusi is a seasoned PR guru, development communication, and stakeholder engagement expert with 19 years of working experience in international development, the private sector, and the Media in Nigeria.

He is a winner of the Cambridge education award on investigative journalism in 2008, Bature has worked in different capacities in various national, International, and Bilateral organizations such as the British Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO), the United State Agency for Internal Development (USAID), Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Save the Children International, Discovery Learning Alliance and the Rockefeller Foundation.

He held several positions which include General Manager of Corporate Services at Dantata Foods and Allied Products Limited (DFAP), Director of Stakeholder Engagement at YieldWise Project, Country Program Manager at Girl Rising (ENGAGE) Project funded by the US Government, State Project Coordinator for MNCH Campaign Project of the BMGF, Deputy Director Operations at Discovery Learning Alliance, State Program Officer, Policy Advocacy and Media Development, Communication, and Knowledge Management Specialist among other positions.

Graduated with a Bachelor’s degree (B.A. Hons.) in Mass Communication from the University of Maiduguri, Sanusi holds a National Diploma in Mass communication from Kaduna Polytechnic, a Higher National Diploma (HND) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health Education and Promotion.

He also bagged MSc. in Social Work with a specialization in Community Development from the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, (LAUTECH) Ogbomosho, Oyo State, and another master’s degree in Public Relations (MPR) from the prestigious Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria. He participated in the MSc program on Project Management at Robert Kennedy College, Zurich, Switzerland.

Until his appointment, Sunusi Bature served as the Vice President, of Nigeria operations for a UK-based firm, Kingston Organic PLC.

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