Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has reshuffled his cabinet with immediate effect, POLITICS NIGERIA has learned.
The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Abba Anwar, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists in the state on Wednesday. Anwar further stated that the Governor had hinted that there would be another reshuffle very soon.
According to Anwar, the governor has also redeployed three Commissioners to other ministries as part of effort to make governance effective.
He added that the governor has appointed Idris Garba Unguwar Rimi as the new Commissioner of Works and Infrastructure, to replace the sacked Commissioner, Mua’zu Magaji who celebrated the death of late Abba Kyari, former Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari.
The statement reads: “The reshuffled cabinet is with immediate effect. Those in the new set up include the following:
“Mahmud Muhammad Dansantsi moved from Ministry of Commerce to Ministry of Housing and Transport.
“Barrister M.A. Lawan moved from Ministry of Housing and Transport to Ministry of Justice. “Barrister Ibrahim Mukhtar moved from Ministry of Justice to Ministry of Commerce.
“Idris Garba Unguwar Rimi, the newly appointed Commissioner is posted to the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure.
“While calling them to be up and doing, as their past records show, Ganduje urged them to remain committed for the overall development of the state.
“He directed them and all other Commissioners to continue observing COVID-19 protocols as enunciated by health professionals.
“Ganduje said they should make sure that the protocols of handwashing with soap and running water, use of sanitizer, use of face masks and social distancing are obeyed in their offices and homes.”