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Abba Kabir Yusuf inaugurates compliance committee for distribution of palliatives 



Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim



In his efforts to ensure accountability and transparency in the distribution of palliatives and judicious utilisation of the items, Kano State Governor, Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf has set up compliance committees at state, local governments and ward levels.

KANO FOCUS reports that the committee was inaugurated at Africa House, Government House, Kano.

Inaugurating the committee, the Governor said it became necessary to ensure that only the targeted beneficiaries recieve the palliative.

Governor Yusuf also warned that all political office holders and senior civil servants shall not be part of the palliative beneficiaries as the gesture is meant for the less privileged, orphans and vulnerable groups, people living with disabilities, hospitals and other rehabilitation centres.

The Governor tasked the committee to ensure prudance, transparency and accountability in the distribution of the palliatives to meet the desired goals.

It could be recalled that the Federal Government has allocated five trucks of rice and donated five billion naira to 36 states of the Federation to cushion the effects of fuel subsidy removal, part of which, the sum of two billion was received by the states.

Kano being the most populous state has canvassed for more allocation from the Federal Government as the equal share to states does not guarantee equality of distribution.

The Governor set a side, the sum of 1.6bn and purchased grains to complement the Federal Government’s effort in reducing the impact of the subsidy removal.

Governor Yusuf has already flagged-off the distribution of palliatives on Monday, hence the need for the compliance committees to swing into action.

The state compliance committee has the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Abdullahi Baffa Bichi as chairman and members are: Chief of Staff, Alhaji Shehu Wada Sagagi, Commissioner of Education Alhaji Umar Haruna Doguwa, and his counterparts of Agriculture Dr. Danjuma Mahmoud, Health, Dr. Abubakar Labaran Yusuf.

Others are Commissioner of Special Duties, Hajiya Amina Abdullahi HOD, her counterparts of Religious Affairs, Shiekh Ahmad Tijjani,Women, Children and Disabled, Hajiya Aisha Lawan Transportation, Engr. Muhammad Diggol and that of Rural and Community Development, Hon. Hamza Kachako, while Executive Secretary, Kano State Emergency Management Agency, Isyaku Abdullahi Kubarachi and Special Adviser to the Governor on Food Security, Hajiya Aisha Muhammad Idris will manage the secretariat of the committee.

While the compliance committee at local government level comprises of : member of House of Representative/Commissioner/State Assembly Member from the Local Government, the political leader of the LGA, local government chairman, CRC (Community Re-Orientation Committee) Chairman, Lafiya Jari chairman, SBMC (Schools Based Management Committee) chairman and Chief Imam of the local government while Secretary to be nominated among the committee members.

At ward level, the compliance committee comprises, CRC chairman, Political leader of the ward, Councillor representing the ward, Chief Imam, most senior village head, SBMC chairman ,two women and secretary to be nominated members of the committee.

The Governor also warned that anybody found selling the palliative items will be dealt with severely as the government is determined to reach out to beneficiaries in critical need to reduce extreme hunger and abject poverty in the state.

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Abba Kabir Yusuf appoints heads of ARTV, SUBEB, 8 others



Mustapha Adamu Indabawa

Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim


Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf has approved the appointment of Mustapha Adamu Indabawa as the new Managing Director of Kano state-owned Abubakar Rimi Television Corporation (ARTV) and Yusuf Kabir Gaya, Executive Chairman, State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).

KANO FOCUS reports that the appointment was contained in a statement signed by the governor’s chief press secretary Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa on Wednesday.

Yusuf Kabir Gaya

According to the statement,the Governor had also approved the appointment of Hon. Salisu A. Kabo, Director General, Youth Empowerment, Dr. Hamisu Sadi Ali, Director General, Debt Management Office, and Abduljabbar Mohammed Umar, Director General, KAN-INVEST.

Others appointed by the Governor are:Yusuf Kabir Gaya, Hamisu Dogon Nama, Managing Director, Kantin Kwari Market,Abdulkadir B. Hussain, Managing Director, Sabon Gari Market and Dr. Kabiru Sani Magashi, Acting Managing Director, KASCO.

The rest are: Aminu Aminu Mai-Famfo, Deputy Managing Director, KASCO and Engr. Abubakar Sadiq J. Deputy Managing Director, Kano Line.

The statement said the appointments which were with immediate effect, were made “pursuant to the quest of placing appropriate hands to improve good governance.”

It added that the Governor charged the appointees to use their wealth of experience in the discharge of their engagements so as to diligently serve the people of the state and justify the confidence reposed in them.

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Takutaha: Kano Govt declares Wednesday public holiday



People at Dala Hill celebrating Takutaha. © Raibiu Biyora.

Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim



Kano State Governor Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf has declared wednesday, October 4, as Public Holiday in commoration of the birth of the noble prophet of Allah, Muhammad Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him.

KANO FOCUS reports that the declaration was contained in a statement issued by the commissioner of information and internal affairs Alhaji Baba Halilu Dantiye in the early hours of Wednesday.

Takutaha celebration

The Governor urged the people of the state to use occassion to reflect on the teachings of our noble Prophet and imbibe them in their daily affairs.

He also urged the people to pray pervently for peace and prosperity to reign in Kano and Nigeria at large.


He prayed to Allah to see us through this tough period and bless us with bumper havest in this rainy season and the coming dry farming season.


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Kano Govt seals Reach clinic for breach of rules



Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim




The Kano State Private Health Institutions Management Agency (PHIMA) has sealed off a health facility, Reach Clinic for noncompliance with the law establishing the agency and standard operation guidelines.

KANO FOCUS reports that the Director General of the Agency, Prof. Salisu Ahmad announced the sealing off of the facility after leading the enforcement on the clinic situated in Gyadi-Gyadi quarters in Kano metropolis.

In a statement by the Information Officer, Ministry of Health, Ibrahim Abdullahi, the Director General said the facility was sealed off because it was opened before completing the documentation and guidelines laid down by the PHIMA, necessary for opening any private health institution.

The statement reads, “The DG stated that the information the clinic presented to the Agency was totally contrary with the record they have in possession regarding the hospital when they were invited for discussion.

“He noted with dismay the fact that the staff names the Reach clinic submitted to the PHIMA as their registered staff were not even in the state so much that some are no longer working with the clinic.

“Unfortunately, the doctors we got working at the time of our arrival at the hospital were not the ones whose names were given to us. In view of this, we deem it pertinent to close the clinic until they abide by all the rules and standard operation guidelines because they are not even permitted to start operations.

“He recalled that the law of the PHIMA that empowers it to oversee activities of the private health institutions has stipulated it that, for any centre to be opened, it must come to the Agency to complete the required documentation regarding its staff and the activities it is going to undertake.

“The DG added that with all these, such a centre wouldn’t be allowed to start operation until when the Agency goes and examine as well as assess the information submitted to them and become satisfied with.

“Reach clinic just go ahead and open the hospital without our permission despite the lapses they have. That is why we sealed off the clinic. It will remain closed until we are given the genuine information that we require and become convince with.

“The DG pointed out that Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf is much concern with the health of the people of the state, maintaining that the Governor is so committed and determined to see that the healthcare system is robust and standardized.

“He noted that since coming on board, His Excellency is being up and doing towards fulfilling the promises he made on health sector and the commitment is yielding positive results as people can attest to.

“If our amiable Governor can deny himself sleep in the night and goes out supervising health facilities what of us he entrusted to steer the wheel of healthcare system of the state? We must also not relent. We must work hard to complement to this noble effort of our leader.

“On this note, I want to call on private health institutions in the state to ensure they are operating in accordance with the standard guidelines and laws establishing the PHIMA. We will surely not hesitate to close any clinic that fails to follow due process.”

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