The Secretary General of Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Muhammad Sunusi Barkindo, described governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state as a humbled and focused leader, who performs excellently well despite difficult challenges.
During a courtesy visit to the governor, at Government House, Kano, Thursday, with some of his family members, and friends, Barkindo appreciated that, “You have been doing extremely well despite challenges attached to leadership. You have remained the people’s governor.”
“You are very focused, very humble and you are a proud to our generation. I am sure God Has brought you for a purpose. As you are discharging your responsibilities diligently and with all seriousness,” he commended.
Gandjue’s spokesperson Abba Anwar in a statement said Barkindo emphasized that, while he was far away in Geneva, he follows trends in Kano.
The development taking place in Kano, according to the OPEC Boss, is only possible because the governor remained responsible and responsive.
“We will continue to support you in your giant strides to develop Kano. You are doing excellently well Your Excellency. We are very grateful for what you have done so far in Kano,” he added.
In his response, governor Ganduje acknowledged the quality leadership, Barkindo gives at OPEC, emphasizing that, “I have to congratulate you for doing very well in OPEC. Especially during oil intricacies pertaining the politics of oil globally.”
“Kano is happy with the good work you are doing at that global level. We are also happy for the respect you have for the state,” he said.
He concluded that, “In case there is something at the global level, over there, that can benefit our people here in Kano, our government will not hesitate for proper partnership.”