Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano, on Monday, May 6, announced a major plan to sack all the political appointees in his administration in the state saying this is to ensure that only the right people are allowed to play roles.
In a statement by Ameen Yassar director general, media and publicity at the Government House, Kano, Ganduje explained the shake-up, “which is part of a broad vision to move the state to the next level,” would affect all political office appointees except his deputy, Nasiru Gawuna.
“The shake-up will affect all commissioners, special advisers, senior special assistants, personal assistants, heads of government agencies and directors, among others.
“In the same vein, the state Hisbah board and local governments will face major reorganisation,” Ganduje said.
The governor, however, assured that while taking the action, he would not victimize anybody.
“We will not retrench anybody but we will appoint only loyal and dedicated people into sensitive positions,” Ganduje promised.
The statement obtained by Legit.ng quoted the governor as making the announcement during an APC stakeholders meeting at Africa House, Government House, Kano in the night of Sunday, May 5.
The governor stated that the managerial changes have already commenced with sweeping reforms on the top stratum of the state civil service.
“We started with permanent secretaries because they are the backbone of the civil service. If the backbone is weak and disloyal to the government, what should you expect?
“We shall, therefore, appoint only selfless, hardworking and trustworthy people into positions of responsibility,” the governor asserted.
The statement said Ganduje declared that he would not allow fifth columnists to derail his second tenure as was attempted in the past.
He also maintained that those who supported the APC in the recent presidential and other elections would be compensated.
Ganduje thus mandated APC stakeholders in the 44 local government areas of the state to, within two weeks, nominate 10 people each, to be given positions.
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According to him, the nominees must be selected based on carefully defined criteria, including loyalty, experience, political dexterity, academic qualification and zoning, among others.
Ganduje assured that his administration would continue to support the APC to become stronger just as he highlighted that the 2019 election was a school that taught him and others many things ahead of 2023.
Legit.ng earlier reported that the Kano state House of Assembly on Monday, May 6, started making moves to create four additional emirates in the state.
The speaker of the House, Kabiru Alhassan Rurum, during plenary read a letter brought to the house for consideration by Ibrahim Salisu and others, requesting the House to start a move for creating four additional emirates in the state.
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