NUJ, Civil Society hails ex-commissioner’s appointment as chief of staff to APC Nat’l Chairman
By Yahaya Idris, Abuja.
Global Times Nigeria has obtained a report that Muhammed Garba, an immediate past Commissioner of Information and home affairs has been appointed as Chief of Staff to the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Abdullahi Ganduje.
Alhaji Muhammed Garba was commissioner of Information and Home Affairs in the immediate past former Kano Governor’s administration.
The immediate past Governor of Kano Abdullahi Ganduje, has appointed Muhammed Garba, as his chief of staff.
The appointment sparked reactions in Kano as thousands took to their Social Media handles to celebrate the new development and described it as a well deserved considering his role while serving as commissioner in the State.
The appointment was announced in a statement on Tuesday by one of Mr Ganduje’s media aides, Abubakar Ibrahim.
Mr Garba was also the former National Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, (NUJ). He also served as the press secretary to the office of the deputy speaker of the House of Representatives.
Journalists and civil organisations in Kano commended Mr Ganduje for the appointment, describing Mr Garba as an experienced technocrat who has served humanity.
“His (Mr Garba) appointment is certainly the height of putting a round peg in a round hole. More like doing the right thing, at the most appropriate time,” the chairman, of the coalition of northern Nigeria civil society groups, Abdullahi Muhammad, said in a statement.
“The appointment reiterated the competence and resilience of comrade Garba in defending the ideals of his boss, Dr Ganduje at all times, regardless of the backlash arising from deliberate misinformation by detractors.
“Mr Garba is well suited for the job looking at his antecedents and cognate experience spanning over three decades as a reputable journalist.
“The group prays for the success of Dr Ganduje’s comrade Mohammed Garba, to succeed and exceed all expectations in the course of discharging their duties to the fatherland and humanity,” Mr Muhammed said.