Kano gets new Grand Khadi

Khadi Tijjani Yusuf being sworn-in by Kano State commissioner for Justice Abdullahi Mukhtar, while Governor Abdullahi Ganduje watches on Friday, July 27, 2018

The governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Friday swore-in Khadi Tijjani Yusuf as new acting Grand Khadi of the state, following the retirement of Khadi Abdullahi Uwaiya from service.

Speaking at the ceremony held at the Government House, Kano, Mr Ganduje urged Mr Yusuf to discharge his duties in accordance with Islamic rules and regulations.

He said that the state government had approved the recruitment of judicial officers and supporting staff in the state.

Mr Ganduje said his administration had done a lot in prison decongestion in the state by releasing thousands of inmates.

The governor then commended President Muhammadu Buhari for building a modern prison in the state.

Mr Ganduje also commended the retired Grand Khadi for serving the state well and wished him successes in his future endeavours.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the state chief judge, Ibrahim Mukhtar administered oath of office to the new acting Grand Khadi.