Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje has sacked Salihu Tanko-Yakasai, his spokesman, for his comments that was deemed to have been critical of Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari.
The state commissioner for information, Muhammad Garba in a statement on Saturday said the reason for his dismissal was due to Tanko-Yakasai’s “continued unguarded comments”.
According to Garba, Tanko-Yakasai’s comments are contrary to the position of the governing All Progressives Congress-led government which he works for.
In the commissioner’s opinion the aide failed to differentiate between personal opinion and official stand on matters of public concern, and noted that Tanko-Yakasai could not be allowed to continue to serve in a government he does not believe in.
“Clearly, we as [the] 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 sort of insecurity in this land. This is a shame! Deal with terrorists decisively or resign,” Tanko-Yakasai tweeted following the news of the abduction of 317 schoolgirls from a secondary school in Jangebe, Zamfara state.
Tanko-Yakasai’s whereabouts is still unknown, but an official of the Kano state government said he is in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).