Yusuf swears in 17 new commissioners


Kano state governor Abba Yusuf, on Monday, appointed his deputy, Aminu Abdulsalam, as the state commissioner for Local Government.

The governor also assigned portfolios to 17 other commissioners.

The deputy governor, Mr Abdulsalam, was the chief of staff to a former governor of the state, Rabiu Kwankwaso.

Other politicians who served as commissioners in the administration of Mr Kwankwaso and were appointed again into the new cabinet are Umar Doguwa, a former commissioner for higher education; Ali Makoda, a former commissioner for environment; Ladidi Garko, a former information commissioner; Abubakar Labaran, a former commissioner for health and Danjuma Mahmoud, a former accountant-general of the state, among others.

Two of the commissioners-nominees have travelled to Saudi Arabia for the hajj exercise; they are yet to be screened by the state’s lawmakers.

Below is the full list of the new commissioners and their Ministries

The deputy governor, Aminu Abdulsalam, Ministry for Local Government, Haruna Doguwa, Ministry of Education, Ali Makoda, Ministry Water Resources, Haruna Dederi Commissioner for Justice, Yusuf Kofar-Mata Ministry for Higher Education and Nasiru Sule-Garo Ministry of Environment , among others.

The governor charged the newly sworn in commissioners to roll up the sleeves to face the challenges of leadership for the attainment of greater heights in Kano state 

Yusuf said their appointment was based on the premise of the confidence reposed in them, adding that they should see themselves as catalysts for change and the development aspired to.

According to him no responsible leader would love to be associated with failure under his leadership stressing that his administration was ready to  work with anyone ready to contribute his widow *s mite in making Kano a bastion of pride.

He also directed the new commissioners to swing into action by taking charge of their respective ministries, affirming that they have no time to waste in  fulfilling their obligations.

He, however, stated that NNPP led  government has come up with a credible agenda based on the manifesto of the party that should serve as a leeway for every Commissioner to work towards the direction and the goals enshrined.