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2023: Tinubu pledges to serve Nigeria diligently, if elected



Mukhtar Yahaya Usman

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the APC Presidential Candidate, on Wednesday in Kano held presidential campaign with a promise to serve the people to the best of his ability, if elected the next President of Nigeria.

KANO FOCUS reports that the APC Standard Flagbearer who was addressing a mammoth crowd at the Sani Abacha Stadium, said he had always kept his promise,and therefore would fullfil his campaign promises, if given the mandate to serve Nigeria.

He thanked the people of Kano State and indeed,the people of the entire North-West, for the warm reception and hospitality they accorded him and members of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, among others.

Earlier,the APC National Chairman, Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu, urged the people of the zone to vote for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as the next president of Nigeria and the APC at all levels, for continued peace,unity, progress and development of the country.

Adamu commended the people of Kano State for the warm reception and hospitality they accorded the APC Presidential Candidate and his team, adding that the mammoth crowd of people that gathered at the launch signalled that the APC would win the forthcoming general elections at all levels.

The APC National Chairman then presented the APC flag to Kano State Governorship Candidate of the party, Dr.Nasiru Yusuf Gawauna,who is also the incumbent Deputy Governor of the the state.

In his address, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje who is also the APC leader in the state, highlighted the credentials of the APC Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his Running Mate, Senator Kashim Shettima whom he said had been tried, tested and trusted.

Ganduje said the Jagaban has the credibility, the capacity and the ability to govern the country, adding that the people of the state had taken all these variables, among others, in their decision to vote for the APC and Bola Tinubu in the forthcoming polls.

He also said that the people of the state had taken another variable to vote for Dr.Nasiru Gawuna and his Running Mate,Hon.Murtala Sule Garo, to become the next Governor and Deputy Governor of the state, respectively.

An this variable,the Governor said,was the impressive credentials of Gawuna and Garo coupled with the infrastructure development provided by Ganduje Administration, since inception.

In his speech,the Kano State APC Chairman, Prince Abdullahi Abbas, said the mammoth crowd of people that converged at the venue of the launching showed that Kano is an APC State.

He said the gathering also signified the fact that the APC had already won the presidential election and all other elections,come February and March,2023.

A statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Ganduje on information Abdullahi Yusuf said dignitaries who attended the campaign rally included the President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, the Director-General of Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council, Simon Lalong, and Governors of the six APC states in the North-West – Kano, Jigawa, Katsina, Zamfara, Kebbi and Kaduna.

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We’ve trained over 8,000 primary school teachers in Kano – PLANE



Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim


Partnership for Learning for All in Nigeria, PLANE, has revealed that it has trained over 8,000 primary school teachers in Kano. 

KANO FOCUS reports that the PLANE’s State Team Lead, Malam Umar Lawan, revealed this during a presentation at the Kano State Quarterly Review Meeting Agenda, held in Kano on Tuesday.

Represented by State Reform Facilitator Umma Muhammad Rakana, the State Team Lead said the training was conducted in collaboration with State Universal Basic Education (SUBEB).

Umma Muhammad Rakana

He added that PLANE had coordinated book and other learning materials distribution at the classroom level across the 532 schools in Kano state.

He said the distribution was to ensure every child own learning materials.

According to him, PLANE had supported 35 school-based management committees that sensitized stakeholders on book care and maintenance, including parents, SBMC, PTA chairmen, LGEA staff, community leaders, religious leaders, and youth groups.

Some of them, according to him, supported the programme by donating 2 hectares of land in Kafinwachiwaya, Takai Local Government area for the construction of 2 classrooms, and 2 bundles of zinc sheets.

“There were also various cash donations for bricks, sand, bags of cement ement, and costs for construction was also donated.“PLANE also organized
Reading Festivals in Minjibir and Gabasawa LGAs to promote reading culture amongst pupils, received financial donations from stakeholders, and LGEAs agreed to make the festival an annual event.

Cross section of critical stakeholders at the event

In the presentation, Lawan suggested that more teachers need to be employed to bridge the gaps of inadequate teachers in some schools, especially hard-to-reach areas.

He also advised for provision of other learning materials like pencils and exercise books by parent, noting that “this will further improve teaching and learning and better learning outcome for pupils.

Cross section of critical stakeholders at the meeting

“More school support visit needs to be conducted to ensure lesson delivery by teachers,” he said.

He said the purpose of the meeting was to give update on key activities conducted in the PLANE programmes in the last quarter, adding that the review would look at successes and challenges in order to find the way forward.

Earlier in a remark, the Commissioner for Education, Haruna Doguwa represented by Malam Munzali Mustapha commended the stakeholders for the meeting, which according to him, it was crucial to education sector.

Malam Munzali Mustapha


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Gov. Yusuf assigns Head of Service to supervise SSG’s office



Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim


The Governor of Kano State Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf has directed the Head of Civil Service Abdullahi Musa to supervise the office of the Secretary to the Kano State Government.

KANO FOCUS reports that this was contained in a statement issued by Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, the spokesperson to the Governor in the early hours of Thursday.

The appointment was as a result of medical vacation taken by the SSG Dr. Abdullahi Baffa Bichi who flew out of the country for medical treatment in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

In a letter signed by the Chief of Staff to the Governor Shehu Wada Sagagi, the Head of Service is to provide a supervisory role pending the return of the SSG in the next few weeks.

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Gov. Yusuf promotes CPS to DG, appoints other heads of agencies



Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim

Kano State Governor Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf has approved the elevation of his official spokesperson Mr. Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa from Chief Press Secretary to Director General, Media and Publicity.

KANO FOCUS reports that the elevation was contained in a statement issued by Aliyu Yusuf, Director Public Enlightenment, Kano State Government House, in the early hours of Thursday.

According to the statement the appointment is with immediate effect.

The statement also announced the appointment of other political office holders to occupy various positions as follows:

“Hon. Rabi’u Saleh Gwarzo, Permanent Commissioner I SUBEB , Engr. Sarki Ahmad, Director General, Rural Access and Mobility Project.

“Hon. Surajo Imam Dala, Director General, Cottage Trade and Street Hawking.

“Dr. Dahiru Saleh Muhammad, Executive Secretary, Science and Technical Schools Board.

“Abubakar Adamu Rano, Deputy Managing Director, Radio Kano

“Hajiya Hauwa Isah Ibrahim, Deputy Managing Director, ARTV.

“Dr. Gaddafi Sani Shehu, Deputy Managing Director, Kano Hydro Electricity Development Company (KHEDCO).”

While congratulating the new appointees, the Governor directed them to assume their new roles immediately.

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