Breaking: Ganduje sacks aide, Yakasai for criticising Buhari about insecurity

Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has fired his SA on Media, Salihu Tanko Yakasai over his continued unguarded comments and utterances which are deemed contrary to the stand of the (APC) government which he is serving.

The state commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, who conveyed the governor’s directive in a statement Saturday, said the sack is with immediate effect.

He said the aide had failed to differentiate between personal opinion and official stand on matters of public

Recall that Yakasai was earlier suspended by Ganduje In October 2020 for criticizing Buhari over his failure to address the EndSARS protesters during the heat of calls to end SARS. He was however, reinstated weeks later.

This time, Salihu called on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to either deal with bandits in the country or resign.

Tanko-Yakasai spoke on Friday while reacting to students’ abduction of 319 students from Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

Hours after his comments, Salihu Tanko Yakasai went missing, and his whereabouts according to his friends could not be ascertained, until it was reported that DSS operatives from Abuja whisked him away.

Tanko Yakasai said that the fact that the kidnap of the schoolgirls came about a week after bandits also abducted some schoolboys in Kagara, Niger State, shows that the government has failed its primary responsibility.

He wrote on Twitter: “Clearly, we as APC government, at all levels, have failed Nigerians in the number 1 duty we were elected to do which is to secure lives & properties. Not a single day goes by without some insecurity in this land. This is a shame! Deal with terrorists decisively or resign.

“Each time another tragedy happens, we lament, condemn, create a hashtag, the govt pretends to do something, no concrete steps to prevent re-occurrence, and then we repeat the process. To what end? Where are those saddled with the responsibility?

“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 & heartbreaking; I feel helpless & hopeless.”