2023: Gawuna/Garo Campaign Council Appoints Garba, Yusuf As Spokespersons, Deputy
POLITICS DIGEST- The Gawuna/Garo Campaign Council has appointed Kano state commissioners for information, Muhammad Garba and Garba Yusuf, Water Resources as spokesperson and deputy respectively.
SOLACEBASE reports that Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna is the Kano State All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship flagbearer and Murtala Sule Garo is the deputy governorship candidate.
Muhammad Garba who was Press Secretary to the Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives 1993 and to the Deputy Governor of Kano state from 1999-2003, is a season journalist of international repute.
A statement issued by Abba Anwar , Chief Press Secretary to Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Monday said Garba was appointed Commissioner for Information, Youth, Sports and Culture in 2015 during the first tenure of Ganduje administration and reappointed Commissioner for Information and Internal Affairs in 2019.
According to the statement, he is a leading figure in international professional media bodies that include membership, Steering Committee, International Federation of Journalists (IFJ): elected President of the Federation of African Journalists (FAJ) in Casablanca, Morocco, the first to be held by candidate from West African sub-continent; elected two-term President of West African Association of Journalists (WAJA) in Bamako, Mali and two-term President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
The statement said he is to be deputize in the Campaign Directorate by the Commissioner for Water Resources, Malam Garba Yusuf Abubakar, who has variously served as Commissioner in the ministries of Information 2003-2005, Land and Physical Planning 2005-2006, Environment, 2006-2010 and Finance 2010-2011, had also served as Director Publicity, Shekarau 2003/2007.
It noted that the appointment is with immediate effect.
‘’It was based on the recommendation of the candidate and the Campaign Council, and was endorsed by the leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the state and the governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.’’
‘’The Office of the Spokesperson will coordinate the media and publicity activities of the Campaign Council for the 2023 governorship election in the state.’’