Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano has sacked five of his Commissioners for failure to performed to expectations.

Those relieved of their position are; Haruna Muhammad Falali, who was in charge of the Justice ministry, Ahmed Rabi’u, Commerce, Hajiya Zubaida Damakka Abubakar, Planning and Budget, Engineer Shehu Haruna Lambu, Works and Professor Kabiru Isa Dandago, who was at the Finance ministry.

Ganduje has immediately replaced the sacked commissioners with people seen as more politically motivated.

The newly appointed commissioners are Aminu Mukthar Dan Amu as new finance Commissioner, Engr Aminu Aliyu as commissioner for Works, Barrister Ibrahim Muhammad as Commissioner for Justice, Aishatu Jaafar as Commissioner for Budget and Planning, while Musa Illiyasu Kwankwaso was appointed into a new Ministry of Special Duties.

Illiyasu Kwankwaso is a nephew of  the immediate past governor of the state, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, who is currently having a running battle with Ganduje.

Also, the appointment of Dan Amu, former Economic Adviser and Commissioner for Finance under Kwankwaso, is indicative of a possible rapprochement between Ganduje and his benefactor and predecessor.  

Speaking at the swearing-in ceremony of the new commissioners, Ganduje, said the appointments were based on  individual capability, integrity and acceptability in their respective constituencies.

He maintained that there was a need to inject new blood into the executive council since it is the highest policy making body in the state.

He, however, cautioned the appointees to steer clear of corruption, as according to him the government would not condone corrupt practices.

“We expect you to work in harmony individually and collectively so that the good work we have started will be sustained.

“We also expect you to utilise your political influence and work for government. We have limited time to achieve our political goals,” he said.