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Deputy governor of Katsina state, Mannir Yakubu, has resigned his appointment as the Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources in the state as he is set to contest for the governor’s seat.
Mr Yakubu will, however, continue with his duties as deputy governor of Katsina. He was appointed commissioner in addition to his role as deputy governor of the state.
Other political appointees who have resigned include the secretary to the government of the state, Mustapha Inuwa, and the special adviser to the governor on political affairs, Kabiru Shuaibu.
The trio sent in their resignation letters to Katsina governor, Aminu Masari, Thursday morning.
Messrs Yakubu and Inuwa are among those contesting the governor’s seat while Mr Shuaibu is contesting to represent Katsina Central Senatorial district in the Senate.
Mr Shuaibu was a member of the House of Representatives from 2015 to 2019. He was later appointed a commissioner by the governor of the state.
In his resignation letter, Mr Yakubu, deputy governor, said he resigned to respect the rule of law.
He also noted that he has helped in repositioning the “agricultural sector where farmers experienced turn around in agricultural production that guaranteed food security, and agro-industrial needs of the State and Nigeria at large.”
The deputy governor commended Mr Masari for the opportunity given to him to contribute his quota in achieving the restoration agenda of the Katsina State administration.
Similarly, Mr Inuwa said his decision to resign from the SGS position was informed by his desire to vie for an elective post in the upcoming political dispensation.
This post was written by Obiajulu Joel Nwolu.
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