Kano State Deputy Governor Nasiru Gawuna will officially act in the stead of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje who is on official engagements outside the country.

A statement by Ganduje’s Chief Press Secretary, Abba Anwar, reads: “As Governor Ganduje leaves the country for an official engagement, Deputy Governor Nasiru Gawuna is now the Acting Governor until the governor returns.

“Governor Ganduje directed all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to work hard to help the acting governor discharge his duties effectively and efficiently. He also prays for Gawuna and wishes him success in his acting capacity.”

The acting governor is also the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate for the 2023 general election.