Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has congratulated Hon. Umar El-Yakub on his appointment as Minister of State Works and Housing and member of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) by President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a statement signed by the commissioner for information, Malam Muhammad Garba, the governor hailed the president for appointing a stalwart of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and worthy son of Kano in view of his sterling performances as a lawmaker and most recently a Presidential aide.
He said the appointment of the long-standing member of the progressive family equipped with the political experience and the knowledge, is a good omen for the development of the state and the progress of the APC in Kano state.
The governor expressed confidence in the ability of the new minister to further consolidate on his pedigree which earned him recognition, respect and honour at both state and the nation at large.
Ganduje also enjoyed him to see the new task as a challenge to make more remarkable impacts by deploying his vast experience, network and depth of knowledge to help in repositioning the sector in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s agenda for housing and infrastructure development in the country.
Hon. El-Yakub, who was member, House of Representatives in 1988 and from 2003-2007, representing Kano Municipal was until his ministerial appointment Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives).
The statement added that El-Yakubu’s position as an experienced legislator has played a leading role in ensuring a harmonius working relationship between the Executive and the Legislative Arm of government.