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BREAKING: Ganduje appoints former Kano commissioner as chief of staff

The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, has appointed Malam Muhammad Garba, a cabinet member of his two-term administration in Kano state, as Chief of Staff.

Garba served as Information, Youth, Sports and Culture commissioner and later as Commissioner for Information and Internal Affairs from 2015 to 2023.

He was a federal commissioner at Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC) from 2011 to 2014, Member and Convener Federal Government Subsidy and Reinvestment and Empowerment Committee (SURE-P) between 2012 to 2015.

Garba was two-term National President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), President West African Journalists Association (WAJA) and was also elected at Casablanca President Federation of African Journalists (FAJ) and a member of the steering committee International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) Dublin, Ireland.

He was press secretary to the deputy speaker of the House of Representatives in 1993 and to the deputy governor of Kano state from 1999-2003.

Garba, a holder of a Bachelor’s in History/Political Science and a Master’s in Development Studies from Bayero University, Kano, also holds a National Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication from the International Institute of Journalism.

He served as the spokesperson of the Gawuna/Garo campaign organisation during the 2023 elections.

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