- Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on Wednesday, March 30, left Nigeria for the United Arab Emirates (UAE)
- Before leaving Nigeria for the Arab country, the Kano state governor transferred power to his deputy, Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna
- Ganduje is scheduled to attend an Investment Summit put together by the Nigeria Governor’s Forum (NGF) in the UAE
Kano - Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has transferred power to his deputy, Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna.
According to Daily Trust, Ganduje handed over to his deputy shortly before jetting out to the United Arab Emirates.
Legit.ng gathers that the state’s commissioner of information, Malam Muhammad Garba in a statement on Wednesday, March 30, said the governor would be attending an Investment Summit being facilitated by the Nigeria Governor’s Forum (NGF) in the UAE.
The statement added that Gawuna will be the acting governor of the northern state pending the return of Ganduje.
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All commissioners, heads of extra-ministerial departments, top government functionaries, corporate and individuals were directed to give the acting governor due recognition, support and cooperation.
The statement added that issues seeking the attention of the governor should be communicated to the Office of the Acting Governor.
Governor Ganduje hints at signing death warrant of Hanifa’s killer
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Governor Ganduje said he would not waste time to assent to the death warrant of Abdulmalik Tanko if it is brought before him.
The governor promised to abide by the constitutional provision to assent to the death sentence of Tanko, in the event that it is passed by the court.
Tanko, a school teacher, is standing trial over the alleged murder of his 5-year-old pupil, Hanifa Abubakar.
Governor Ganduje orders closure of public, private schools, gives reason
In another report, the Kano state government has approved the adjustment of the 2021/2022 school calendar for both public and private primary and post-primary schools operating in the state ahead of the upcoming Ramadan fasting period.
The spokesperson of the Kano State Ministry of Education, Aliyu Yusuf, said in a statement that the adjustment followed the outcry of parents and other relevant stakeholders.
Legit.ng gathered that the parents and other stakeholders hinged their request on the need by the government to allow their wards to observe complete Ramadan fast at home, considering the significance of the month.