Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has sacked the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Engr. Rabiu Sulaiman Bichi.
In his place, Ganduje has appointed Mr. Usman Alhaji Usman.
The former SSG is an ally of immediate past governor of the state, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, and very influential in his administration.
Ganduje has also approved the appointment of Alhaji Ibrahim Mohammed Kankarofi as his Principal Private Secretary. He replaced Alhaji Usman Bala, who has been redeployed to the Ministry of Health as Permanent Secretary.
Also appointed as Permanent Secretary is Alhaji Halilu Dantiye, formerly Director -General (Media and Communication) .Dantiye, who has moved to the Ministry of Commerce, has been and replaced with Salihu Tanko Yakasai. There are speculations that the Accountant-General of the state, Dr. Danjuma Mahmoud, inherited from the Kwankwaso administration, may be sacked within a few days over suspicions that he has been sabotaging the current administration.