Bashir Yuguda, former minister of state for finance under ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has been appointed Honorary Special Adviser to the Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle.
His appointment was confirmed in a statement on Friday by the Permanent Secretary, Cabinet and General Services in the office of the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Ibrahim Suleiman.
Mr Yuguda, also a former ambassador, was appointed along six others by the governor.
The other appointees are Bala Bello as the new SSG; Abubakar Dauran as Senior Special Adviser (SSA) on Security Matters; and Ibrahim Bello as SSA on New Media.
Others are Umar Sani as SSA Protocol Matters; Kabiru Yusuf as Director-General, Protocol Matters; and Saidu Maishanu as Managing Director of Zamfara Radio and Television Services (ZRTV).
All the appointments are to take immediate effect, the statement said.