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Ganduje to inaugurate cabinet nominees, day after nomination

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By Nasiru Yusuf

The 20 cabinet nominees whose names were submitted to the Kano State House of Assembly on Monday would take their oath of office on Tuesday–a day after their nomination by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.

Kano Focus reports that soon after the submission of the list, Speaker Abdulaziz Garba Gafasa, said the screening of the commissioners-designate would begin on Tuesday.

Mr Ganduje had been criticized by many political actors for not forming a cabinet six months after he was inaugurated for a second term.

However, a statement issued by Abba Anwar, Chief Press Secretary to Mr Ganduje said the swearing-in will take place the same Tuesday at Sani Abacha Indoor Stadium, Kofar Mata, Kano, around 4 pm.

The statement advised members of the public and well wishers of all the commissioners-designate to be orderly during the event.

The speaker of the assembly Abdulazeez Gafasa read the name to the house at a plenary session on Monday.

Nine out of the 20 cabinet nominees were former commissioners in both Ganduje and Rabiu Kwankwaso’s administrations, while the remaining eleven are to serve in the state executive council for the first time.

The list also has a son of a Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain and former minister of foreign affairs Aminu Wali as well as associates of former governor of Kano Ibrahim Shekarau.

The names of the nominees are:
1. Murtala Sule Garo
2. Engr. Muazu Magaji
3. Barrister Ibrahim Muktar
4. Musa Iliyasu Kwankwaso
5. Dr. Kabiru Ibrahim Getso
6. Mohammed Garba
7. Nura Mohammed Dakadai
8. Shehu Na’Allah kura
9. Dr. Mohammed Tahir
10. Dr. Zahara’u Umar
11. Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa
12. Sadiq Aminu Wali
13. Mohammed Bappa Takai
14. Kabiru Ado Lakwaya
15. Dr. Mariya Mahmoud Bunkure
16. Ibrahim Ahmed Karaye
17. Muktar Ishaq Yakasai
18. Mahmoud Muhammad
19. Muhammad Sunusi Saidu
20. Barrister Lawan Abdullahi Musa

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UNICEF applauds Kano State for enacting Child Protection Law, calls for effective implementation

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Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim 

United Nations Children’s Funds (UNICEF) has commended the Government and citizens of Kano State for the recent enactment of the Child Protection Law, signed into law by former Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.

KANO FOCUS reports that the commendation was contained in a statement issued by Samuel Kaalu UNICEF spokesperson in Kano.

The statement quoted Mr. Rahama R.M. Farah, Chief of UNICEF Field Office Kano, saying “The Kano State Child Protection Law is a remarkable achievement that benefits the children and people of Kano. It establishes a legal framework to ensure the protection of children’s rights within the state.

“Now that the law has been established, it is crucial to allocate the necessary resources and establish mechanisms for its effective implementation. We urge the new administration in Kano State to take this vital step and provide adequate resources to ensure the comprehensive enforcement of the law.

Mr. Farah added that with the enactment of this law, Kano State joins other states that have successfully incorporated the Nigeria Child Rights Act, originally enacted by the National Assembly in 2003, into their legal frameworks.

He said “It is important to note that this Act is derived from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), of which Nigeria is a signatory. Extensive consultations were conducted with key stakeholders, including faith-based and community leaders, during the development of the bill.

“This collaborative effort ensured that the law reflects the values and aspirations of the people of Kano.”

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APC condemns Kano demolition exercise

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State has implored the victims of the recent demolition exercise embarked upon by the Kano State government to seek legal redress while describing the action of the new NNPP administration as barbaric and unacceptable.

 

KANO FOCUS reports that the Ag. State Chairman of the opposition party, Shehu Maiagari made the condemnation while Speaking at a press conference held on Tuesday at the NUJ Press Centre, Kano.

The politician condemned the spate of demolition of business interests and property across the state by the Governor, Engineer Abba Kabir Yusuf.

“The action of the state government has brought unnecessary chaos, rampant vandalism, daylight robbery and grabbing of property belonging to innocent members of the Kano society” he lamented.

The opposition party insisted that the demolition has destroyed the means of livelihood of the people of the state while lamenting that it has equally tarnished the reputation of the state as a safe commercial centre for secured business investment.

The APC appealed to security agencies in the state to step up action and restore the people’s confidence in light of the shock they had experienced while imploring parents and guardians to caution their children against being used as agents of destruction by the state government.

“We assure the good people of the state of our prayers and support in this trying period; we also implore those affected directly or indirectly, to seek redress in the court of law,” they stated.

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Kano Governor Appoints Habu Fagge as Pension Boss

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Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim

Kano State Governor Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf has approved the appointment of Alhaji Habu Muhammad Fagge  as Executive Chairman, Kano State Pension Board Trustee.

KANO FOCUS reports that the appointment takes effect immediately as the governor directed for handing over and taking over within  24 hours.

A statement issued by Chief Press Secretary to the governor Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa said Alhaji Habu Fagge, a holder of Bsc Finance from Abraham Lincoln University, served two terms as Executive Chairman of Kano Internal Revenue Services.

The statement added that the new appointee had served Kano State as director finance, director planning, research and statistics and director other taxes.

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