Death Threat: NBA lauds Gov Yusuf for sacking his aides, urges security agents to begin investigation
The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has lauded Kano State Governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf over the quick decision to sack two of his aides over a death threat against judges of the governorship tribunal and derogatory comments on the vice president.
It could be recalled that commissioner for Lands and Physical Planning, Adamu Aliyu Kibiya on Thursday at a special prayer session held by NNPP supporters spoke to journalists, issuing a threat to judges in the governorship tribunal that whoever among them takes a bribe to scuttle the judgment would pay with his or her lives.
Also, Special Adviser to the Governor on Youth and Sport, Yusuf Imam, popularly called Ogan Boye in a viral video on Thursday during the special prayer session held by NNPP said so many derogatory statements against the person of the Vice President, Khasim Shettima over the gubernatorial tribunal judgement yet to be delivered.
Reacting to the situation, NBA Kano branch Chairman, Barr. Suleiman Gezawa in an exclusive interview with SOLACEBASE on Friday urged the state governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf to sanction the commissioner to show that the statement is not the position of the state government.
In a swift action, the state commissioner for information, Baba Halilu Dantiye, on Friday evening announced that Gov Abba Kabir Yusuf has sacked the commissioner for Lands and Physical Planning, Adamu Aliyu Kibiya and Special Adviser, Youth, and Sport, Yusuf Imam.
Dantiye said the governor directed that all heads of MDAs should only restrict comments and interviews to the offices they are heading.
Speaking to SOLACEBASE on the development, Kano NBA Chairman, Barr. Suleiman Gezawa lauded the state governor for the action of sacking his aides for careless comments and a such distancing his administration from the statement.
Gezawa then called on the security agents to launch an investigation into the death threat by the commissioner maybe there is an ulterior motive behind the threat.