The governor of Kano State, Abba Yusuf, has recently appointed 97 individuals as special advisers and assistants.
These appointments were announced gradually between June and August through statements made by the press secretary, Mr. Bature.
Shortly after his inauguration on May 29th, Governor Abba Yusuf also appointed Abdullahi Baffa as the secretary to the state government, Shehu Sagagi as his chief of staff, Farouq Kurawa as principal private secretary, Abdullahi Rogo as chief protocol, and Sanusi Bature as chief press secretary.
On 14 June the governor appointed his first set of special assistants and advisers and the latest on 7 August when 42 people were appointed.
Later in the same month, the governor appointed 25 special advisers and assistants.
Later in the month, he appointed 10 more special advisers which include, Garba Dirbunde, special adviser on local government affairs; Wakili Garko, special adviser on diaspora matters; Yusha’u Salisu, special adviser, joint security services and Musa Tsamiya, special adviser on drainages;
Others are Gwani Falaki, special adviser on religious affairs; Sulaiman Sani, special adviser on civil service matters; Auwalu Arzai, a professor, special adviser of higher education; Ahmad Sawaba, special adviser, on wildlife conservation; Tajuddeen Gambo, special adviser, of education and Baba Umar, special adviser, private and voluntary schools.
The spokesperson Mr Bature said the appointments were based on merit, loyalty and commitment.