Barely a day after the outgoing governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode inaugurated a 20-member Transition Committee that would ensure a seamless handover come May 29, 2019, his Kano state counterpart, Abdullahi Ganduje on Wednesday, April 9, inaugurated a 100-man transition and inauguration committee ahead of May 29, 2019, when the new administration will begin work.
Ganduje, who has the people’s mandate to continue as governor of the state, noted that the committee’s task was to ensure that the machinery of government continued to roll smoothly.
The governor said the committee was to maintain stability and build on the successes and achievement of the administration. He therefore urged the committee members to use their wealth of experience to assist in meeting set targets.
In his response, the state Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Abbas, who doubles as the secretary of the committee, assured that the May 29 inauguration would be smooth and peaceful.
Abbas said that the committee members, chosen on merit and from all strata of the society, would submit their reports within the stipulated four weeks.
The committee is being chaired by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji, with Alhaji Sabo Na-Nono as vice chairman.
Abdullahi Ganduje of the APC was declared winner of the Kano State Governorship election by the State Returning Officer (RO), Bello Shehu.
The results of a combination of March 9 and 23 elections show that APC garnered 1,033,695, while the Peoples Democratic Party netted 1,024,713.
Ganduje won with a margin of 8,982.