Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State refutes engaging in any physical altercation with the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Abdullahi Baffa Bichi, which resulted in the latter’s removal from office.
The governor dismissed the rumor as baseless and nonsensical during his address at the swearing-in ceremony of 21 permanent secretaries, 15 advisers, and one local government chairman at the Government House in Kano.
There were unfounded rumors circulating that Governor Yusuf had engaged in a physical altercation with the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), resulting in the latter’s removal from office.
Governor Yussuf said,“I personally overheard someone on radio saying I exchanged blows with the SSG.
“Some people are jobless and have taken politics as their means of livelihood and always concoct rumours deliberately to generate tension. But this time they have failed woefully.
“For the fact that we have appointed the state’s head of service, as acting SSG does not imply that he is relieved of his position. The office cannot be left vacant due to its sensitive nature,” the governor stated.
The Governor added that the SSG is at present recuperating from the illness that led to his leaving the office a few weeks ago.
“The SSG is confirmed to have recovered and will be back in a few days to resume his work in his capacity as the SSG,” the governor said.