Kano: Ganduje Performs Lesser Hajj, Returns To Nigeria Hale, Hearty
Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje returns to Nigeria from the kingdom of Saudi Arabia where he performed Umrah (Lesser Hajj).
His arrival was contained in a statement signed by the commissioner for Information, Youth and Culture, Malam Muhammad Garb, who said the governor arrived the country via Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja hale and hearty.
He was received by the Deputy Governor, Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, Senator Barau Jibrin (Kano North), Chief Whip, Hon. Alhassan Ado Doguwa, others members of the National and state Assembly, commissioners and some top government officials.
It says the development puts to rest rumours peddled by elements of the Kwankwasiyya faction of the main opposition’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that Governor Ganduje was in the Holy Land for a medical vacation.
Recalled that the Governor embarked on the week long journey to the Kingdom where he performed the Umrah to thank God Almighty for the successful conduct of elections and to pray for the country.
The statement says the governor is expected to embark on many official engagements in preparation for his inauguration into the second term of his administration.