Ganduje suspends aide over comments on Buhari

Governor Umar Abdulahi Ganduje of Kano State

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje on Sunday suspended his Special Adviser on Media Salihu Yakasai over his “unguarded utterances on the person of President Muhammadu Buhari on a social media platform.”

In a tweet, Mr Tanko said, “I’ve never seen a government with zero emphaty like that of president Buhari. So many times when his people are going through difficult time and expect some sort of tab on shoulder to reassure them that he is in charge, but he failed to do so.

“The I don’t care attitude is on another level.”

Yakasai’s indefinite suspension was conveyed in a statement by the Commissioner for Information Muhammad Garba, saying “the suspension is with immediate effect.”

The governor said, though the media aide said the indiscreet comment was his personal opinion, as a public figure, it will be difficult to differentiate between personal opinion and official stand on matters of public concern.

Governor Ganduje warned political appointees and public servants in Kano State to guard against making statements capable of drawing unnecessary controversy and heating the polity.

He said he was committed to the policies and programmes of the Buhari administration.

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