Umar Ganduje, governor of Kano State has sacked Salihu Tanko-Yakasai, his aide who demanded the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari from office.
Mr Ganduje, through the state Information Commissioner, Muhammad Garba, announced the that arrested aide has been relieved of his duties.
In a statement on Saturday, Mr Garba said the sacking followed Mr Tanko-Yakasai’s “continued unguarded comments and utterances which are deemed contrary to the stand of the All Progressive Congress, APC, government which he is serving.”
The government said the controversial aide had failed to differentiate between personal opinion and official stand on matters of public concern and therefore cannot be allowed to continue to serve in a government he does not believe.
Mr Tanko-Yakasai was arrested on his way to the barbing saloon and has reportedly been whisked to the Abuja headquarters of the State Security Service (SSS).