Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje has said the state is focused on tackling the unemployment challenges, especially among the youth.
He revealed this at a grand reception organised by the Security Committee of his campaign organisation on Thursday at the Government House, Kano.
Ganduje revealed that his government would keep giving proper attention to women and youths empowerment to make them more self-reliant.
His words, “We will soon unveil the Ministry of Youth in Kano State and appoint a youth as the commissioner as earlier promised.
“Our administration is youth-friendly. We will give special attention to youths and women through empowerment and job creation.”
Way to go.
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, OFR (born 25 December 1945) is a Nigerian politician and current Governor of Kano State since 2015. He previously served as deputy governor twice between 1999 to 2003 and 2011 to 2015.
Ganduje was born in Ganduje village of Dawakin Tofa local government area of Kano State in 1949.
He started his early education in Qur’anic and Islamiyya school at his village Ganduje where he became trained in Islamic knowledge. He later moved to headquarters of his local government where he attended Dawakin Tofa Primary School from 1956 to 1963. Ganduje attended the Government Secondary School Birnin Kudu from 1964 to 1968.
Ganduje attended Advanced Teachers’ College, Kano between 1969 and 1972. He then attended Ahmadu Bello University, located in Zaria, Kaduna State, where he graduated with a Bachelors in Science Education in 1975.
In 1979 he obtained master’s degree in applied educational psychology from Bayero University Kano and later returned to Ahmadu Bello University from 1984 to 1985 for a Master of Public Administration degree. He got his doctorate in Public Administration from University of Ibadan in 1993.
In October 2018, video clips reportedly recorded by spy camera were published by an online medium Daily Nigerian showing the governor receiving wards of dollar notes in what appears apparently as bribe payments from contractors. The governor, through his commissioner for information, however, denied the allegations and claimed the video clips were doctored to blackmail him and threatened legal suit to the publisher of Daily Nigerian, the journalist who released the video clips.