The Kano State Commissioner of Planning and Budget, Nura Muhammad Dankadai, has flouted Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje’s order directing him and other commissioners not to resign.
Ganduje had in a statement on Tuesday rejected the resignation of his Chief of Staff and three commissioners that tendered their resignation over their intention to contest for various seats in the coming 2023 election.
However, Dankadai, who is among the three commissioners, went ahead with the process and handed the affairs of his ministry to its permanent secretary, Alhaji Auwalu Umar Sanda, in a small ceremony at the ministry.
The spokesman of the ministry, Sulaiman A. Dederi, who confirmed this in a press release after the ceremony, said “The permanent secretary, while accepting the position, thanked the outgoing commissioner and all staff of the ministry for their commitment, and promised to work closely with all staff of the ministry and adopt an open-door policy to achieve the desired goals.”
According to Daily Trust, the PRO said the commissioner decided not to continue with his work despite the rejection of his resignation by the state governor.
“The commissioner said he will not continue and rejected what the governor has said. He said he is done with the position of commissioner and will not come back. That is why he proceeded and handed over to the permanent secretary,” he said.
Daily Trust reports that Dankadai is eyeing the seat of the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Alhassan Ado Doguwa, who represents Doguwa/Tudunwada federal constituency. Doguwa is an ally of the state governor.