El-Rufai Sacks Chief Of Staff Who Called Sanusi ‘Former Emir Of Kano’

El-Rufai Sacks Chief Of Staff Who Called Sanusi ‘Former Emir Of Kano'

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has reportedly sacked and redeployed his Chief of Staff, Muhammad Sani Abdullahi, two weeks after addressing Lamido Sanusi Lamido as a “former Emir of Kano.”

Ezenwoko's Blog recalls that Abdullahi, while speaking at the Kaduna Investment Summit in September, has introduced Sanusi as former emir.

Sanusi, who was dethroned and replaced by Ado Bayero following corruption allegations in March 2019, took exception to Abdullahi's description.

Speaking at the event, Sanusi, a former CBN governor, said he was not a former emir.

He said: “When I listened to the chief of staff… I will call him former chief of staff… You will understand why I call you ‘former' later.

“Next time don't call me ‘former Emir.' There is nothing like that.”

A video of the exchange had drawn reactions on social media after Sani Abdullahi's removal.

In a cabinet reshuffle on Monday, El-Rufai removed Abdullahi who had served as his Chief of Staff since 2019.

The Kaduna governor deployed him to the ministry of planning and budget where he would be commissioner.

The full list of the commissioners redeployed and their new portfolios is listed below:

Environment- Jaafaru Sani

Public Works and Infrastructure – Thomas Gyang

Education – Halima Lawal

Agriculture – Ibrahim Hussaini

Local Government – Shehu Usman Muhammad

Planning & Budget Commission – Muhammad Sani Abdullahi

Business, Innovation & Technology – Kabir Mato

Development – Idris Nyam

The Governor also approved the deployment of the following officials: Umma Aboki, Permanent Secretary, Planning and Budget Commission; Murtala Dabo, Executive Chairman, Fiscal Responsibility Commission.

Others are Abubakar Hassan, DG, Kaduna State Contributory Health Management Authority (KADCHMA); Tamar Nandul, MD, Kaduna Markets Development and Management Company; Khalil Nur Khalil, ES, Kaduna Investment Promotion Agency (KADIPA), and Maimunatu Abubakar, GM, Kaduna Environmental Protection Agency (KEPA).

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