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JUST IN: Ganduje sacks aide, Yakasai for criticizing Buhari’s administration


Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has sacked his Special Adviser on Media, Salihu Tanko Yakasai, for criticising Buhari’s administration for failing to end insecurity in the country.

Conveying the governor’s directive in a statement, the state commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, said Yakasai was sacked over his continued unguarded comments and utterances which are deemed contrary to the stand of the All Progressive Congress government which he is serving.

“The aide had failed to differentiate between personal opinion and official stand on matters of public concern and therefore cannot be allowed to continue to serve in a government he does not believe,” the statement said.

Ganduje was also was said to have cautioned political appointees and public servants to guard against making statements capable of drawing superfluous controversy.

The Street Journal had earlier reported that the Department of State Services (DSS) arrested Yakasai a few hours after he made the tweet on Friday.

Yakasai had tweeted:

“Clearly, we as APC government, at all levels, have failed Nigerians in the number one duty we were elected to do which is to secure lives and properties. Not a single day goes by without some sort of insecurity in this land. This is a shame! Deal with terrorists decisively or resign.

“Just last week it was #freekagaraboys, today we have a new hashtag #RescueJangebeGirls, who knows tomorrow what hashtag we will come up with? Perhaps one for ourselves when we get caught up in one of these daring attacks.

“This is sad and heartbreaking, I feel helpless and hopeless. “I completely agree. Hypocrisy is in our DNA. Imagine what’s happening in the North now under GEJ or OBJ, what you will hear is he’s the enemy of the North and Muslims, but here we are, being ravaged by all sorts of insecurity but no collective rage, sai useless lamentations. SMDH.”

It will be recalled that Yakasai, last year, was suspended by Ganduje for criticising the President but was soon reinstated.

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