By Abdullahi Yusuf
Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has reiterated his administration’s commitment to ensuring a peaceful and seamless transition to the incoming government.
The State Commissioner for Information and Internal Affairs, Malam Muhammad Garba, in a statement, said the main transition committee and the various sub-committees were working towards a smooth handing over of power in the state.
Malam Garba dismissed insinuations by the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) that the outgoing administration is undermining the transition program.
He said that the main transition committee and the various sub-committees at the levels of Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) are working tirelessly and have made substantial progress towards preparing and handing over notes to the incoming administration.
The commissioner further explained that while the transition committee by the outgoing government prepares the final handing-over report, the committee by the incoming administration will eventually receive the report at the appropriate time.
He stated that the inclusion of representation from the incoming government was based on the need to ensure transparency and openness in the process.
Malam Garba added that since the outgoing government is having all the relevant data and information at its disposal which the transition committee is gathering, the incoming government needs the least representation in the committee, just as it obtains in other states where the transition is between different political parties.
He noted that the aim of the transition committee was to prepare a handing over from one government to another and not present or promote any form of ideology.
The commissioner indicated that the outgoing government expects that the issue of ideology and new programs to be initiated by the NNPP should wait for the unveiling when the new government is inaugurated.
He urged the elements of the incoming government to tread carefully and work for a smooth transition process and avoid anything that could sabotage the process.