Cabinet appointment: Governor Gaduje sends message to President Buhari

Cabinet appointment: Governor Gaduje sends message to President Buhari

- Governor Abdullahi Ganduje advised President Buhari choose competent hands in forming a new cabinet

- The Kano governor said he has built a foundation for development in the state

- Ganduje said he was eager to take the state to the next level

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to look for competent hands in forming his new cabinet.

Ganduje offered this advice while fielding questions from State House correspondents after a private meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

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He said he was in the Presidential Villa to inform the Vice President that all was set for his visit to Kano State on Saturday for a marriage ceremony.

Ganduje said he also informed Osinbajo that Kano people were ready for him as they were delighted that the All Progressives Congress (APC) won the state.

“As far as I am concerned he should look for brains rather than considering political parties that may decide to undermine him later.

“ I think what is important is to get good brains, committed people who are experienced, who are achievers. I think that is what we need at this moment.’’

He said he was not jittery that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had approached the governorship election tribunal to challenge the outcome of the state governorship election.

Ganduje said that some political parties in the state had come together to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with his party, adding that a hand of friendship would be extended to the PDP.

The governor said that he had built a solid foundation for the development of the state, especially in terms of infrastructure, education and health.

“ So, we are taking Kano to the next level.

“We have seen the gaps that are existing in terms of development and we shall fill them and make Kano great,’’ he said.

On Nigeria’s ranking on the misery index, Ganduje said that he did not believe in such rankings as those behind it did not know Nigeria’s development agenda

Meanwhile Ganduje disclosed that new political appointees in his government will henceforth undergo drug test and clinically certified free from opium before being appointed in the new dispensation.

Speaking when he received a delegation of presidential committee on drug abuse led by General Mohammad Buba Marwa (rtd.) on Thursday, April 4 at Government House, Kano, Ganduje stressed that from May 29, new appointments as special assistants, heads of agencies and commissioners will depend on passing the drug test.

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