Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has reinstated his Special Adviser on Media, Salihu Yakasai, whom he suspended for criticizing President Muhammadu Buhari.
In the heat of #EndSARS protest, Yakasai slammed Buhari for not addressing Nigerians amid national outrage as well as days of online and offline protests against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force.
Yakasai had tweeted, “I have never seen a government with zero empathy like that of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“So many times when his people are going through a difficult time and expect some sort of tap on shoulder to reassure them that he is in charge, but he failed to do so.
“The ‘I don’t care attitude’ is on another level.
“To speak to your own people over issues that are bedevilling them has become something like a favour you are doing to them.
“Over and over again, you cannot spare five minutes to address the nation to calm them down, the same people you went to the 36 states to beg for their votes, it is heartbreaking.”
After his post went viral, the Kano State Government suspended him with immediate effect, describing his comments as “unguarded utterances”.
In a new development, Salihu Yakasai took to his Twitter handle to thank everyone and announce his reinstatement.
He wrote: “I wish to thank each and every one that reached out to me, or sent messages of goodwill over my reinstatement as Special Adviser Media to H.E @GovUmarGanduje, after my 2wks suspension. I am grateful to you all for your support and prayers. Thank you so much. #ZeroTension”