Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has rejected the resignation of his Chief of Staff, Mr. Ali Haruna Makoda, and three other Commissioners and directed them to continue carrying out their duties in their respective Ministries.
The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Abba Anwar, who disclosed this in a statement, said the governor accepted the resignation of seven other Commissioners.
Among the Commissioners the Governor directed to return to their duty posts were the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa; Commissioner for Budget, Mr. Nura Muhammad Dankadai, and the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Mr. Ali Haruna Makoda, and Commissioner of Education, Mr. Sanusi Kiru.
Makoda is said to be targeting the House of Representatives ticket for Makoda/Dambatta constituency, while Dankade is said to be nursing the ambition to oust the current Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Alhassan Ado Doguwa as the representative of Doguwa/Tudunwada constituency at the green chamber.
Kiru and Tsanyawa are both said to be targeting unseating the current representatives of their constituencies (Kiru/Bebeji and Kunchi/Tsanyawa) at the House of Representatives.
The statement said the governor approved the resignation of Nasir Gawuna (his deputy), who doubles as Agric Commissioner, Murtala Sule Garo, Ibrahim Abubakar Karaye, Mahmud Muhammad Santsi, Muntari Ishaq Yakasai, Musa Iliyasu Kwankwaso and Kabiru Ado Lakwaya, the Commissioners Local Govt & Chieftaincy Affairs, Culture & Tourism, Housing & Transport, Special Duties, Rural & Community Development, and Youth & Sports, respectively.
“The Governor thanked them for their tremendous contributions towards the development of the state and wishes them well in all future endeavors. In this respect, the Permanent Secretaries of the affected ministries should take charge immediately,” the statement said.
“However, the Chief of Staff and all other Commissioners are directed to continue carrying out their duties in their respective ministries.”