Kano State Commissioner for Information, Mallam Muhammad Garba, has been appointed as the Spokesman for the Gawuna/Garo APC Gubernatorial Campaign Council for the 2023 general elections.
Also appointed as Deputy Spokesman, is Mallam Garba Yusuf Abubakar, Kano State Commissioner for Water Resources.
The appointments were announced in a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the Kano State Governor, Mallam Abba Anwar.
Mallam Muhammad Garba, was a two-term President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), a two term President of West African Association of Journalists (WAJA), a former President of the Federation of African Journalists (FAJ) and member Steering Committee International Federation of Journalists (IFJ).
Mallam Muhammad Garba was also a one-time Press Secretary to the Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives in 1993 and to the Kano State Deputy Governor from 1999- 2003.
He was appointed Commissioner for Information, Youth, Sports and Culture during the first tenure of Governor Ganduje’s administration in 2015 and reappointed Commissioner for Information and Internal Affairs in 2019.
On his part, Mallam Garba Yusuf Abubakar, had served as Commissioner of Information 2003 -2005, Land and Physical Planning 2005- 2006, Environment 2006 – 2010 and Finance 2010 -2011.
Garba Yusuf Abubakar had also served as Director Publicly, Shekaru Gubernatorial Campaign Council 2003/2007.
The appointments which are with immediate effect are based on the recommendation of the candidate and the campaign council and was endorsed by the leader of the APC and Kano state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
The duo will coordinate the media and publicly activities of the campaign council for the 2023 Governorship election in the state.
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