Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State has nominated a son of the leader of the Kwankwasiyya Movement and the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) presidential candidate in the 2023 election, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, for the position of commissioner in his cabinet.

Yusuf, also nominated the sacked Commissioner for Land and Physical planning, Adamu Aliyu Kibiya who threatened the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal judges in Kano for reappointment as commissioner.

The governor had written to the Assembly, seeking confirmation of the appointment of the nominees, according to a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to Speaker, Kano State House of Assembly, Kamaluddeen Sani Shawai.

The nominees are Alhaji Adamu Aliyu Kibiya, Alhaji Abdul -Jabbar Umar Garki,Shehu Usman Aliyu Karaye and Alhaji Mustapha Rabiu Musa.

According to the statement, Governor Yusuf had also notified the House of creation of new ministries.

The statement read, “In a notification letter addressed to the Kano State House of Assembly Speaker, Rt Hon Jibrin Ismail Falgore and read before the members of the House, Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf, said the establishment of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Eradication, Ministry of Solid Minerals Resources, Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy and Ministry of Internal Security and Special Service will be part of his administration plans to improve efficiency and performance in the state.”

According to the governor, the new ministries would go a long way in improving socioeconomic activities and delivery of good governance as well as putting the state at a vintage position to sustainable development.

The screening of the nominees is scheduled for April 2, 2024.


Meanwhile, the development has elicited reactions among some supporters of the Kwankwasiyya movement who faulted the move.

Speaking, one of them who is an appointee in the government and asked not to be mentioned said, “This is not good at all for our government and the politics at all.

“The governor has deeply involved his family members into the government and Oga (Kwankwaso) too is bringing his own son. It’s not good at all.

“My biggest fear is that they will embarrass the government and themselves. This is what we were accusing the previous government of and we are now doing the worst.”

Another supporter, who craved anonymity, said, “If this is really true, then I cannot even go into my neighbourhood today because I will have to close my ears in shame. It’s too early.

“What is this? Are they not afraid of public bashing at all? Our government cannot stand a complete month or two without anything that will put it out there on the public spot? It’s honestly disappointing.”

Daily Trust



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