Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State, also known as Abba Gida Gida, has issued a directive to the 19 Commissioner-nominees, requiring them to declare their assets before being sworn into office. The Governor emphasized that compliance with the code of conduct rules is mandatory for all commissioners and that they must complete the asset declaration form from the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) before assuming their roles.
In a statement to journalists on Wednesday, Governor Yusuf highlighted that the nominees must declare their assets in a timely manner before their screening at the state assembly. He further stated that this requirement applies to all political appointees under his administration, reaffirming his commitment to transparency, accountability, and good governance as promised during his election campaign.
It should be noted that Governor Abba Yusuf had previously appointed 19 commissioners and members of the state Executive Council, pending confirmation by the state House of Assembly. Notable among the nominees are Hon. Ali Haruna Makoda, former Chief of Staff to ex-Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, and Hon. Nasiru Sule Garo, elder brother of Murtala Garo, the deputy governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 elections.
During a plenary session on Tuesday, Speaker of the assembly, Hon. Jibril Ismail Falgore, read out the 19 names submitted by the Governor for screening.