- QS Mannir Yakubu has resigned some of his political positions in other to focus on his ambition of becoming the governor
- Specifically, he resigned his political appointment as Commissioner of Agriculture and Natural Resources in preparation
- The decision was in compliance with Section 84 (12) of the 2022 electoral act as amended which requires all political appointees interested in contesting for election to resign
QS Mannir Yakubu, Katsina state deputy governor, has resigned his political appointment.
Specifically, the deputy governor who is also Commissioner of Agriculture and Natural Resources resigned from this position.
This is done in preparation to declare his interest run for the state’s governorship position come 2023, Vanguard Newspaper reports.
The resignation was contained in a press statement issued by Ibrahim Musa kallah, the chief press secretary to the deputy governor.
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He said the decision was in compliance with Section 84 (12) of the 2022 electoral act as amended which requires all political appointees and public servants interested in contesting for election to resign their appointment.
The statement read in part:
“I thank the Almighty Allah and Governor Aminu Masari for giving him the opportunity to contribute towards the restoration of agriculture in the state under the Masari’s administration.”
Mannir in the statement also:
“expressed his happiness over the repositioning of the agricultural sector where farmers experienced turn around in agricultural production that guaranteed food security and agro-industrial needs of the state and Nigeria at large.”
Bandits launch fresh attack in Katsina, kill newly elected councillor, 2 others
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that a prominent resident of Funtua town in the Funtua local government area, Mallam Buhari Funtua, popularly known as ‘Buhari Michael’, has been killed on Tuesday night while engaging armed bandits at Low-Cost Housing Estate in the neighbouring Dutsen Reme area of Bakori LGA of Katsina State.
Until his death, Mallam Buhari was the leader of the local vigilante group in the area. The terrorist attack happened around 11:00 pm, according to locals, who spoke to the news outlet on phone.
Recall that last Tuesday, bandits abducted a woman identified as Malama Badiyya Shamsu and her three children from the Jabiri Quarters of Funtua LGA.
The gunmen invaded the home of one Malam Shamsudeen Muhammad Kalgo at about around 1:00 am and whisked away from the woman and their children, Almustapha Shamsu, 12, Zainab, 9, and Halima Siyama Shamsu, 6.
Photos emerge as Katsina Elders, Masari meet Buhari over rising insecurity
In another report, Legit.ng had earlier reported that following the spate of killings in some parts of the country, protests rock the streets of Abuja and Katsina state on Tuesday, December 14.
The Northern Alliance Movement converged on Unity Fountain in Abuja, protesting attacks across the nation even as the chairman of the movement, Yahuza Getso, expressed disappointment in President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
In view of this, Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina state, yesterday led a delegation of elders from his state in a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja.