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Drama as commissioner ignores Ganduje’s rejection, quit office

By Murtala Adewale, Kano
20 April 2022   |   2:41 am
Former Commissioner for Budget and Planning, in Kano, Alh. Nura Mohammad Dankaidai, yesterday handed over affairs of the ministry

[FILES] Ganduje. Photo/facebook/drabdullahiumargandujeofr/

SSG withdraws political interest

Former Commissioner for Budget and Planning, in Kano, Alh. Nura Mohammad Dankaidai, yesterday handed over affairs of the ministry to the Permanent Secretary, Malam Auwalu Sanda, despite Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje’s rejection of his resignation.

Dankaidai was among the 10 commissioners, and other political appointees who relinquished their appointment under the present administration following the 48 hours ultimatum issued by the governor.

But, Ganduje had rejected the resignation of former commissioner for Budget and Planning, Dankaidai and three others, including Chief of Staff, Ali Haruna Makoda; Commissioner for Education, Mohammad Sanusi Kiru and Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa in charge of health.

However, a mild drama ensued yesterday as Dankaidai ignored the governor, surrendered the entire affairs of the ministry to the permanent secretary at a low key ceremony.

Although, the former commissioner did not disclosed why he stick to his decision to leave Ganduje’ cabinet this time, it was gathered that Dankaidai is all prepared to challenge the present leader of House of Representatives, representing Tudun-Wada/Doguwa Federal Constituency, of Kano State, Alhassan Ado Doguwa.

But the former commissioners of education and health are yet to officially accept the rejection of their resignation, sources at those ministries disclosed the two heads have not returned for official duties since the beginning of the week.

Meanwhile, the Secretary to the State Government, (SSG), Alhaji Usman Alhaji, has withdrawn his intention to join the gubernatorial race in the state.

Alhaji Usman, who declared interest early in March to succeed Ganduje in office, stressed that the decision to step down his political ambitious was born out of agreement with concern interest group.

The SSG has declined to complain with the 48 hours ultimatum issued to all political appointees willing to pursue their future ambition in the 2023 elections.

In a statement signed and issued by leader of Patriotic Volunteers for Good Governance, Ibrahim Dan’azumi Gwarzo, disclosed that the SSG withdraw after consultation with Ganduje who prevailed on him to suspend the move.

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