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Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State has made a noteworthy decision to reappoint Yusuf Shuaibu Imam, popularly known as Ogan Boye, to his previous role as Special Adviser on Youth and Sports.

This reinstatement comes as part of a series of new appointments, totaling nine in all, which include three additional Special Advisers, an Executive Secretary, a Director General, a Managing Director, and two Deputy Managing Directors.


Recall that Ogan Boye was previously dismissed from his position, along with a Commissioner, due to their involvement in threatening the Judges of the Elections Petition Tribunal in the State.

Despite this, the Governor has chosen to reappoint him, alongside the renomination and subsequent confirmation by the State Assembly of the Commissioner.

Among the new appointments announced by the Governor’s spokesperson, Sunusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, are Prof. Ibrahim Magaji Barde as Special Adviser on Internally Generated Revenue (IGR), Dr. Abdulhamid Danladi as Special Adviser on Diaspora II, and Engr. Bello Muhammad Kiru as Special Adviser on Water Resources.

Dr. Nura Jafar Shanono has been reassigned from Special Adviser on Water Resources to Managing Director of the Water Resources Engineering and Construction Agency (WRECA), while Baba Abubakar Umar transitions from Special Adviser to Executive Secretary of the Private and Voluntary Institutions Management Board.

The other appointees include Nasir Mansur Muhammad as Director General of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Aminu Hamidu Bako Kofar Na’isa as Deputy Managing Director of the Kano Agricultural and Rural Development Authority (KNARDA), and Engr. Mukhtar Yusuf as Deputy Managing Director of the Water Resources Engineering and Construction Agency (WRECA).

Announcing these appointments, the Governor’s spokesperson emphasized their immediate effect, highlighting the administration’s commitment to appointing capable individuals to drive Kano State towards greater achievements.

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