“Yakasai was sacked “over his continued unguarded comments and utterances…”
The governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje has fired his Special Adviser on Media, Salihu Tanko-Yakasai, just a day after he condemned President Muhammadu Buhari for his failure to end the security crisis rocking the country.
Ganduje who announced the sacking of Tanko-Yakasai through the state commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, in a statement on Saturday said the sacking was with immediate effect.
According to Garba, Yakasai was sacked “over his continued unguarded comments and utterances which are deemed contrary to the stand of the All Progressive Congress (APC) government which he is serving”.
“The aide had failed to differentiate between personal opinion and official stand on matters of public concern and therefore cannot be allowed to continue to serve in a government he does not believe,” the statement added.
Ganduje also “warned political appointees and public servants to guard against making statements capable of drawing superfluous controversy”.
Yakasai was reportedly arrested by the operatives of the Department of State Services on Friday hours after he tweeted that the Buhari-regime should secure Nigerians or resign.
“Clearly, we as APC government, at all levels, have failed Nigerians in the number one duty we were elected to do which is to secure lives and properties.
“Not a single day goes by without some sort of insecurity in this land. This is a shame! Deal with terrorists decisively or resign,” he stated in his tweet post.