Kano state House of Assembly on Tuesday screened and confirmed Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna as Deputy Governor of Kano state.
Gawuna is to replace the former Deputy Governor, Prof. Hafiz Abubakar who resigned his position last August and joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Gawuna’s appearance at the Assembly followed a letter from Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje requesting for Gawuna’s confirmation as his Deputy.
Gawuna, a two-term Council chairman and one-time president of Youths Sports Federation of Nigeria was chosen from five contestants.
At the plenary, Leader of the Assembly, Bappa Babba Danagundi requested the Assembly for Gawuna’s screening and confirmation.
The Speaker of the Assembly, Hon. Kabiru Alhassan Rurum who presented Gawuna before the floor of the Assembly urged him to present his biography for the public to know his background and political career.
Gawuna in his brief speech appreciated Governor Ganduje for finding him worthy out of millions of competent people in the state and the trust bestowed on him to serve Kano and humanity as Deputy Governor.
After answering a series of questions posed to him by members of the Assembly, Speaker Rurum confirmed Gawuna as the Deputy Governor of Kano state amidst cheers by thousands of Gawuna’s supporters who thronged the Assembly complex for the screening.