GOVERNOR GANDUJE REINSTATES SUSPENDED MEDIA AIDE WHO CRITICIZED PRESIDENT BUHARI ON HIS HANDLING OF THE #ENDSARS PROTEST
Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has approved the reinstatement of his Special Adviser on Media, Salihu Tanko Yakasai.
Recall that Yakasai was suspended on October 12 following his comments on social media on the way President Buhari handled the #ENDSARS protests.
The Special Adviser, who tweeted through his handle, said the President has no empathy for Nigerians by his inaction.
Yakasai tweeted, “I have never seen a government with zero empathy like that of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“So many times when his people are going through a difficult time and expect some sort of tap on shoulder to reassure them that he is in charge, but he failed to do so.
“The ‘I don’t care attitude’ is on another level.
“To speak to your own people over issues that are bedevilling them has become something like a favour you are doing to them.
“Over and over again, you cannot spare five minutes to address the nation to calm them down, the same people you went to the 36 states to beg for their votes, it is heartbreaking.”
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The Media Aide wrote this shortly before the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, announced the disbandment of SARS in Abuja on Sunday, October 11.
Reacting in a statement, the Kano State Government described Yakasai’s comments as “unguarded utterances”, and suspended him immediately.
Recall, in April 2020, Ganduje sacked the State’s Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr. Mu’azu Magaji, for celebrating the death of the Chief of Staff to the President, the late Mallam Abba Kyari.
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