The Commissioner for Information, Kano State, Muhammad Garba, has been appointed as the spokesperson for the All Progressives Congress Governorship Campaign Council in the state.
This was contained in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor, Abba Anwar, on Monday.
According to the statement, the appointment was based on the recommendation of the candidate by the campaign council and was endorsed by the APC leader in the state, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.
Adding that the office of the spokesperson is with immediate effect and will coordinate the media and publicity activities of the campaign council for the 2023 governorship election in the state.
Garba who is a journalist, was also press secretary to the deputy speaker, House of Representatives 1993 and to the deputy governor of Kano state from 1999-2003.
He was appointed Commissioner for Information, Youth, Sports, and Culture in 2015 during the first tenure of the Ganduje administration and reappointed Commissioner for Information and Internal Affairs in 2019.
The appointment is in consideration of Garba’s decades of experience as a professional journalist and track record as a spokesperson for the government since 2015.
He had held a number of positions in both local and professional international media bodies, which include; member, Steering Committee, International Federation of Journalists, President of the Federation of African Journalists in Casablanca and Morocco, the first to be held by a candidate from West Africa; two-term president of West-African Association of Journalists in Bamako, Mali and two-term president of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, among others.
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