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Nigeria’s Governor Abba Gida Gida: The Kano godson who could restore Sanusi’s glory

By Dammy Matthew

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Posted on May 4, 2023 15:34

 © Abba Yusuf popularly known as Abba Gida Gida (photo:@Abbagidagida23)
Abba Yusuf popularly known as Abba Gida Gida (photo:@Abbagidagida23)

Ahead of the inauguration of 18 new governors in Nigeria, we look at the profile of incoming state executives. Today, we delve into the plans and profile of Abba Yusuf popularly known as Abba Gida Gida who will lead the affairs of Kano State – Nigeria’s northern commercial capital – for the next four years.

The godfather of Kano politics, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, stirred up a hornet’s nest when he recently revealed that his godson and incoming Governor of Kano State, Abba Yusuf, would revisit the controversial dethronement of former Emir of Kano State, Muhammad Sanusi II, and the fragmentation of the Kano emirate.

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