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Ganduje reshuffles cabinet, appoints new commissioners

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has, after the massive resignations of his Commissioners prior to party primaries for politica...


Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has, after the massive resignations of his Commissioners prior to party primaries for political offices, appointed new commissioners to replace those that left.


Among those appointed as new commissioners include a strong ally of former Governor of Kano State, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau; and Malam Garba Yusuf Abubakar whose names were sent to the state House of Assembly for confirmation.


Prior to the conduct of the primary election by Nigerian political parties, a number of commissioners resigned from Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje’s cabinet.


Those whose names appeared for confirmation as new Commissioners include, Ibrahim Dan’azumi Gwarzo, Abdulhalim Liman Dan Maliki, Lamin Sani Zawiyya, a Former State House of Assembly Speaker,Ya’u Abdullahi Yanshana, a Shekarau loyalist Garba Yusif Abubakar.


Others that made the lists of the new Commissioners are, Yusif Jibril Rurum, a Veteran Journalist and a former National Assembly member, Adamu Abdu Panda, and Saleh Kausani.


It was on record that Garba Yusuf Abubakar, was among the cabals that run the affairs of Governor Malam Ibrahim Shekarau’s government for 8 years from 2003 to 2015 and has held portfolios of Information, land and physical planning, and state’s ministry of finance throughout the 8-year tenure of Malam Ibrahim Shekarau.


People never thought Garba Yusuf Abubakar will fell out with his close friend and ally for many decades.


Garba Yusuf Abubakar is popularly known in Kano as Garba Izala due to his affinity with Jamaatu Izalatul Bidia Wa ikamatussunnah.


Due to an internal party crisis Malam Ibrahim Shekarau now a senator representing Kano central has joined the Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso’s New Nigeria People’s Party and has since clinched the senatorial ticket of the party for the 2023 general elections.

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