FULL LIST: Few Months to End of Tenure, Top Northern Governor Makes Fresh Appointments

FULL LIST: Few Months to End of Tenure, Top Northern Governor Makes Fresh Appointments

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state on Monday, August 15, forwarded a list of nominees for different offices in the state as commissioner to the House of Assembly for confirmation.

Daily Trust reports that the eight commissioners had resigned from the State Executive Council prior to the primary elections of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Some of them who resigned were those interested in contesting elective positions in the 2023 general elections in line with the Electoral Act, 2022 as amended.

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Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has nominated 8 commissioners for approval by the state lawmakers. Photo: Kano state government
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Among the ministries without commissioners in Kano state are the ministries of education, budget and planning, local government and chieftaincy affairs, water resources, special duties, agriculture, rural development, and Tourism.

Reading the governor's letter to members of the Kano state House of Assembly on the floor of the plenary, the speaker, Hamisu Chidari, mentioned the names of the eight nominees.

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The nominees include

1. Ibrahim Dan’azumi Gwarzo

2. Abdulhalim Liman Dan Maliki

3. Lamin Sani Zawiyya

4. Ya’u Abdullahi Yanshana

5. Garba Yusif Abubakar

6. Yusif Jibril Rurum

7. Adamu Abdu Panda

8. Saleh Kausani

It was also gathered that Yanshana was a former speaker of the Kano State House of Assembly while Abubakar was an ally of an ex-governor of the state, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau.

According to the speaker of the House, the commissioner nominees would be screened by the House next week Monday, August 22.

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In the suit, Mohammed Abacha sought the court's order preventing the PDP and the electoral body from substituting his candidacy in the party's governorship primary.

Abacha also said that contrary to claims, he was duly issued a waiver by the PDP and screened as a member of the political party.

Missing N31 million: Katsina govt, police take action against state officials

Police had earlier arrested some officials of the Katsina state Government House over the theft of N31 million from the Governor's office.

The arrest of the officials was carried out on Friday, August 12m after the money was said to have gone missing on Sunday, August 7.

Sources within the governor's office said while it is not yet clear who stole the money, the image of a yet-to-be-identified man was captured by the CCTV in the governor's office.

Source: Legit.ng

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