The governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Tuesday rejected the resignation of his chief of staff, Ali Makoda and commissioners of Education, Sanusi Kiru; Budget and Planning, Nura Dankadai and; Health, Aminu Tsanyawa.
At least 10 commissioners voluntarily resigned at the weekend, following the governor’s 48-hour ultimatum that all his political appointees willing to contest elections to resign.
Complying with the governor’s directive, 10 commissioners, including the Chief of Staff, Ali Makoda, tendered their resignation letters.
But a statement by the governor’s spokesman, Abba Anwar, indicated that Mr Ganduje had only accepted the resignation of seven commissioners.
“The Chief of Staff and other commissioners are directed to continue carrying out their duties in their respective ministries,” said the statement, listing commissioners whose resignation was approved by the governor.
Those the governor accepted their resignations include his deputy, Nasiru Gawuna, who doubles as the Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources. Mr Gawuna only resigned as commissioner not as deputy governor.
Others are Murtala Garo, commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs; Ibrahim Karaye, commissioner for Culture and Tourism; Mahmud Santsi, commissioner for Housing and Transport; Muntari Ishaq, Honourable Commissioner for Special Duties.
Also approved to resign are Musa Kwankwaso, commissioner for Rural and Community Development and; Kabiru Lakwaya, commissioner for Youth and Sports.
Mr Ganduje thanked the outgone commissioners for their “tremendous contributions to the development of the state and wished them well in all future endeavours”.