Abdullahi Ganduje, the governor of Kano state, has stated that his administration is dedicated to providing a calm and orderly transition to the new administration.
In response to claims made by the Gubernatorial Transition Committee (GTC) of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) that governor Ganduje is undermining the transition process, the state commissioner for information and internal affairs, Muhammad Garba, said this.
He said that the state’s power transition will be handled smoothly by the main transition committee and its several subcommittees.
The primary transition committee and the different subcommittees at the levels of Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) have been working assiduously and have made significant progress toward preparing handover notes to the incoming administration.
“While the transition committee of the departing administration prepares the final handover report, the committee of the incoming administration will eventually receive the report at the proper time,” the statement reads.
“The inclusion of representation from the incoming government was based on the need to ensure transparency and openness in the process,” he continued.
Garba added that, as is the case in other states where transition is between different political parties, the incoming government needs the least amount of representation in the committee because the departing administration already has access to all the pertinent data and information that the transition committee is gathering.
He stated that the transition committee’s goal was to prepare the handover of power from one government to another, not to present or advance any particular philosophy.
The commissioner stated that the outgoing government expects the matter of ideology and new programs begun by the NNPP to be delayed until the new government is inaugurated.
Garba also urged members of the incoming government to tread carefully, work for a seamless transition, and avoid anything that could jeopardize the process.