Ganduje fires aide, Yakasai, for criticising Buhari
Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has sacked his Special Adviser on Media, Salihu Tanko Yakasai, barely a day after the aide criticised the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), for his failure to end the security crisis rocking the country.
The state commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, who conveyed the governor’s directive in a statement Saturday, said the sacking was with immediate effect.
According to the commissioner, 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 added.Ganduje also “warned political appointees and public servants to guard against making statements capable of drawing superfluous controversy”.