Ganduje approves resignation of 7 commissioners
Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has approved the resignation of 7 seven commissioners in his cabinet who have tendered their letters.
Solacebase had reported that governor Abdullahi Ganduje on Saturday night issued ultimatum to political appointees with intention to contest in 2023 general elections to submit their resignation on or before April, 18th 2022, in line with section 84 (12) Electoral Act, as amended 2022.
Although there are insinuations that the governor rejected the resignation of his Chief of Staff, Ali Makoda, Commissioner for Education, Muhammad Sanusi Saidu Kiru, Commissioner for Health, Dr. Ibrahim Tsanyawa and Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Nura Muhammad Dankade.
Also, recently , the resignation of the Managing Director, Kano Road Traffic Agency, (KAROTA), Baffa Babba Dan’agundi was rejected by the governor in a notification he sent indicating that he wants to pursue his political career.
A statement issued by Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Abba Anwar, on Tuesday, said the commissioners include : Dr. Nasir Yusuf Gawuna , Commissioner for Agriculture & Natural Resources , Murtala Sule Garo , Commissioner for Local Govt and Chieftaincy Affairs, Ibrahim Abubakar Karaye, Commissioner for Culture and Tourism.
It said others are, Mahmud Muhammad Santsi as Commissioner for Housing & Transport, Muntari Ishaq Yakasai , Commissioner for Special Duties, Musa Ilyasu Kwankwaso, Commissioner for Rural & Community Development and Kabiru Ado Lakwaya , Commissioner for Youth & Sports
‘’The Governor thanks them for their tremendous contributions towards the development of the state and wishes them well in all future endeavors. In this respect, the Permanent Secretaries of the affected ministries should take charge immediately,’’ the statement said.
‘’However, the Chief of Staff and all other Commissioners are directed to continue carrying out their duties in their respective ministries.’’