The Kano State House of Assembly has approved the reinstatement of the suspended Managing Director of Kano Agricultural Supply Company (KASCO), Alhaji Bala Mohammed-Inuwa.
The decision was announced on Monday following the presentation of the report of its Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources that investigated the suspended official.
Reports indicates that the managing director was suspended in December by the legislature for failing to appear before the committee on Agriculture to defend the company’s 2019 budget.
He, however, sent a letter of apology to the Assembly, which was rejected by the legislators, insisting that he must first withdraw a statement he made through the media that the Assembly has no power to suspend him.
The legislators had resolved that the company would have zero budgetary allocation in 2019, if Mohammed-Inuwa failed to abide by its decision.
Presenting the report, Chairman of the committee, and member representing Dawakin Kudu Constituency, Alhaji Ibrahim Muhammad-Dawakiji, said the managing director had apologised to the assembly through the media and also appeared before it.
“The KASCO Managing Director had appeared before our committee and he has also apologised to us and pledged not to repeat such.
“We, the committee members, further call on the house to consider the apology and reinstate him, because he admitted to his wrongdoings,” Muhammad-Dawakiji said.
Following debate on the report during plenary presided over by the Speaker, Alhaji Kabiru Rurum, the House called on Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje to reinstate the MD.
They also directed the managing director to appear before the relevant committee of the assembly to defend the company’s budget.
Adamu Aminu, writes from Kano.
SSS Arrests Anti-Ganduje Social Media Critic
Salisu Hotoro, a critic of the governor of Kano State governor Abdullahi Ganduje and supporter of Kwankwasiyya movement, has been arrested.
Mr Hotoro was picked by the operatives of the State Security Service, SSS, in his Hotoro home on Thursday.
Sources disclosed that he was arrested for allegedly casting aspersions on a former managing director of Nigerian Ports Authority, Aminu Dabo.
The former managing director of NPA drew the ire of the Kwankwasiyya supporters when he reportedly claimed that he “takes care” of Kwankwasiyya supporters before his defection to APC.
Sanusi Dawakin-Tofa, spokesman for Kano State gubernatorial candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Abba Yusuf, confirmed Mr Hotoro’s arrest on his Facebook page, saying he was arrested by the SSS.
“Salisu Yahaya Hotoro, a member of my team and a social media activist faithful to Kwankwasiyya movement in Kano has been arrested by the men of DSS in Kano.
“Salisu was humiliated and chained at both his legs and hands then taken away to an unknown destination.
“We condemn this intimidation on the opposition as an act of impunity from the enemies of democracy,” Mr Dawakin-Tofa wrote.
Mr Dawakin-Tofa disclosed that all efforts by the Kwankwasiyya group to know Mr Hotoro’s whereabouts proved futile.
While condemning the arrest, the spokesman alleged that the development was a plot by the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje and the All Progressives Congress, APC to launch onslaught on him and some Kwankwasiyya social media activists.
He vowed that the intimidation would not deter the opposition from criticising President Muhammadu Buhari and Mr Ganduje over alleged injustice meted to them in the re-run election.
The state Director of SSS, Alhasan Mohammed, could not be reached at at the time of filing in this report as his mobile number was not reachable.
Mr Hotoro was previously arrested and charged to court late last year.
Source: DAILY NIGERIAN
Man Slashes Wife’s Throat, Buries Corpse in His Room
The Kano State Police Command on Friday paraded a 20-year-old man, Aminu Inuwa of Jakada Quarters, for allegedly slitting his wife’s throat and burying her corpse in his room.
He was also said to have buried the corpse of the 17-year-old victim, in his room.
According to the command’s spokesperson, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, the police on April 3, 2019 around 11:00am, received a report that Inuwa killed his wife, Safara Inuwa, who was aged 17 years with a knife.
He said the couple had a dispute during which the suspect slit her throat and buried her corpse in his room.
Haruna however, said the police exhumed the body and took it to the Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital, Kano for autopsy.
According to him, the suspect who is already in custody has confessed to the crime and would be charged to court once investigation was completed.
Kano Federal Members Endorsed Gbajabiamila Speaker Candidature.
Adamu Aminu, Kano.
24 Members-elect of House of Representative from Kano endorsed the candidature of Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila.
The motion was moved, Friday in a meeting held in Abuja by the Chief whip House of Representative and Member-Elect Tudun Wada /Doguwa Constituency Hon. Alhassan Ado Doguwa and Seconded by Rt. Hon. Kabiru Alhassan Rurum Speaker, Kano State House of Assembly and newly- elected member representing Rano/Kbiya/Bunkure Federal Constituencies.
The Governor Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje And State Chairman of APC Abdullahi Abass and deputy chairman and State Secretary of the party all attended the meeting at Governors Lodge Asokoro Abuja.
In 2015, Gbajabiamila presented himself to his colleagues as an aspirant for the Speakership seat in the House, which he narrowly lost the election to the present Speaker Yakubu Dogara.
Upon his recent re-elections in 2019 general poll, Femi presented his fresh bid to lead the federal House of representatives in 9th Assembly which he is overwhelmingly garnering supports from most of his counterparts.
The trend which the entire Kano legislatures both at the upper and lower legislative chambers endorsed their collective approval.
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