Kano Governor Takes Swift Action: Commissioner Sacked Over Threats to Judges


Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State has taken decisive action following the concerning incident involving Commissioner Adamu Kibiya and Special Adviser Aliyu Yusuf Imam.

In a widely circulated video, Commissioner Adamu Kibiya was seen making threats against judges presiding over the governorship elections petition tribunal. The governor has responded by promptly dismissing Kibiya from his position as the Commissioner of Land and Physical Planning.

In a video which has gone viral on social media, Commissioner of Land and Physical Planning, Adamu Kibiya, was found stating: “People voted for us and some people are attempting to do injustice. We want to tell the judges that we will not accept this. Any judge that is willing to deprive us of our rights will regret it. Whatever will happen, we won’t care…” he had said during a protest organised by members of the ruling New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) in the state.

Furthermore, Special Adviser Aliyu Yusuf Imam, known as ‘Ogan Boye,’ faced termination of his position due to unguarded and disrespectful statements made against Vice-President Kashim Shettima.

Commissioner of Information, Baba Halilu Dantiye, clarified that the governor’s actions were taken because the views expressed by Kibiya and Oga Boye did not represent the official stance of the Kano State Government.

Dantiye emphasised the high regard that the state government holds for the judiciary and expressed respect for justices and all judicial officers. He also noted the strong relationship between the government and Vice-President Kashim Shettima and the governor’s deep respect for the Vice President and his office.

The government has issued a directive that no government official should speak on matters outside their respective ministries without explicit clearance and permission. It was stressed that inflammatory statements will not be tolerated, and media outlets, especially radio stations, are expected to adhere to guidelines provided by regulatory agencies.

“Henceforth, Unguarded and inflammatory statements will not be condoned. The Ministry of Information is directed to ensure that all media outlets in the state especially radio stations are complying with the extant guidelines provided by regulatory agencies.”

“While expressing our faith in the judicial process, believing very strangly that justice will prevail at all the levels of judicial processes, the Kano State Government wishes to call on all residents in the state to remain law-abiding and continue to go about their normal businesses without any hindrances”, the Commissioner of Information added.

The Kano State Government urged all residents to remain law-abiding and continue with their normal activities, expressing faith in the judicial process to ensure justice prevails at all levels.

Source: DailyTrust.

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