Alhaji Bala Ibrahim (Hon. Commissioner)
Popularly called Bala Mamser because of his stint with the former Directorate of Social Mobilization (MAMSER) as a mobilization officer, Alhaji Bala Ibrahim who graduated from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1983 with a Bachelors Degree in Language Arts Education (B.Ed Lan. Arts)) in addition to an earlier Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) obtained from the Kano Advanced Teachers College in 1979.
The educationist turned mobilizer who hails from Birnin Kudu Local Government was born in 1957 and is now in charge of Information, youth, Sports and Culture. He was at various times from 1992 a Director General in charge of Works, Housing and Transport, Special Adviser on Political Affairs, Special Adviser on Information, Special Adviser on Information Technology, Commissioner of Information and still a member of the Governing Council of Northwest University, Kano.
Known for his ability in grass root political mobilization, Alhaji Bala Ibrahim was appointed Chairman of his political parties contact and mobilization committees at various times of electioneering and before the merger of political parties to form the All Progressives Congress (APC) he was the National Organizing Secretary of the ANPP and up to date he holds the position of state Deputy Chairman, of the All Progressives Congress (APC)
Ahmed Rufa'i Datti (Permanent Secretary)
Ahmed Rufa,i Datti
Muhammad Bello Dutse (Director Administration and Finance)
Abdullahi Wada (Director Planning, Research and Statistic)
Ismaila Yakubu (Director Information)
Usman Haruna (Director Youth Development)
Abubakar Garba Aboki (Director Audio Visual Department)
Nasir T. Umar (Director Publications and Documentation)
The State Ministry of Information, Youth, Sports and Culture was created on 29th August, 2001 following the creation of the State from the old Kano State and staff were drawn from the then Kano State Ministry Information who where indigenes of the LGA’s that fall in Jigawa state were deployed to carry out assignments in the new Ministry under a Special Assistant with old and refurbished furniture and other equipment for initial take-off. Activities were then difficult to carry out. However, events continue to unfold and took shape as government and administrations passed with the zeal and vigour for purposeful growth and development.
To obtain and disseminate information on government policies and programmes to the general public and receive feedback to assist government in planning and execution of projects.
To open a window for citizens (Nigerians and the world at large) to access information from and on any part of the state with ease.
The Ministry of Information, Youth, Sports and Culture is charged with the responsibilities of enhancing the image of the government, through information dissemination regarding its policies and programmes to the general public. It is also responsible for showcasing the potentials of the state, its people and natural endowments which include among others culture, religion and tradition. This is in addition to providing the necessary leadership to ensure youth and sports development and societal reorientation. It is also charged with overseeing the activities of the government printing press.
To have well informed citizens of Jigawa State on government policies and programmes, showcase the state’s potentials, its people, culture and natural endowments to the nation and the world at large as well as provide the necessary leadership to ensure youth and sports development and societal reorientation.