A statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the governor on Media, Alhaji Abdu Labaran, said the appointment took immediate effect.
“Your selection is in recognition of your track record of service and on the conviction that you will serve faithfully, diligently and in the best interest of the state,’’ the statement said.
The appointee was born on Oct. 15, 1959; he began his working career in 1983 in the old Kaduna State as a Master Grade II officer in the office of the Secretary to the State Government.
Mani is an Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, graduate of Political Science, 1982.
The statement said the appointee also holds a Masters degree in International Affairs and Diplomacy (MIAD) from the same university in 2012.
The new Head of Service is also an alumnus of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Jos, where he successfully completed the Senior Executive Course 32 in 2010.
However, Mani was appointed a Permanent Secretary in 2007, an office he held until his present appointment.