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Why Kano Governor Sacked Commissioner, Special Adviser



The reason why the Governor of Kano State, Abba Yusuf, sacked his Commissioner of Land and Physical Planning, Adamu Aliyu and Special Adviser, Youth and Sport, Yusuf Imam, has emerged. 

News About Nigeria gathered that the duo were sacked for taking shade at Vice President, Kashim Shettima.

This was made known by the State’s Commissioner of Information and Internal Affairs, Baba Halilu Dantiye who made the announcement relieving the duo of their appointments on Friday night.

Dantiye who dissociated the state from their statements said: “The attention of the Kano State Government has been drawn to videos trending on social media platforms featuring the state Commissioner of Land and Physical Planning, Alhaji Adamu Aliyu Kibiya making threatening statements on judges of the Tribunal, while that of the Special Adviser on Youth and Sport, Alhaji Yusuf Imam making unguarded and disrespectful statements on His Excellency Alhaji Kashim Shettima GCON, the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“While condemning the unfortunate threat to the judges and the disrespect shown to the VP, we wish to make it categorically clear that the views expressed do not represent the official position of the State Government under the leadership of His Excellency Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf.

“It is important to emphasise that neither of the two officials has any clearance to speak on behalf of the government and neither of them serves as the official spokesperson of the government,” the commissioner added.

The Kano State Government, therefore, warned that, henceforth, no official of government should speak on any matter outside the purview of their Ministries, Departments and Agencies without express clearance and permission from the government.

The state government who expressed faith in the judiciary called on all residents in the state to remain law-abiding and continue to go about their normal businesses without any hindrances.