The outgoing governor of Kano State, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, will perform the official handing-over of the affairs of the State to the governor-elect, Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf, this Sunday, May 28, one day ahead of May 29 when his tenure will officially elapsed.
A statement by the outgoing Commissioner for Information and Internal Affairs, Malam Muhammad Garba, stated that the event is billed for 9:00pm on Sunday night at the Government House, Kano.
He said already, the Kano State Government Transition Committee had communicated the development to the Transition Committee of the governor-elect.
Garba pointed out that the two committees had met within the week during which a handing-over document was presented to the governor-elect committee and also worked out a harmonised agenda on the handing-over ceremony.
The Commissioner explained that Governor Ganduje would shortly after the event depart for Abuja as the head of Kano State delegation to the inauguration of the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, slated for Monday, May 29, 2023.
He said the governor’s departure was also necessitated to beat the deadline for the closure of Nnamdi Azikwe Internation Airport, Abuja for the President-elect’s inauguration ceremony.
The statement called on Kano people to continue to pray for peace and development in the State.