President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that he assigned two substantive positions in his cabinet to Kaduna and Kano states to appreciate the massive votes he received during the 2019 presidential election.
36naija.com recalls that President Buhari garnered 1, 464,768 votes in Kano, which was the highest in the February 23 presidential election. Mr. Buhari also received 993, 445 votes from Kaduna.
President Buhari, who spoke during a courtesy visit to Shehu Idris, the emir of Zazzau, at his palace in Zaria, Kaduna, said he had rewarded those who gave him massive support in those states.
“Before you push everything to me, I am just reminding you that I will do my best and I will make sure that the new cabinet is working for the good of Nigeria and Nigerians.
“Kaduna and Kano are the only two states I gave two substantive positions in my council. So, I have appreciated your votes and paid you back by giving you ministers of environment and finance.”
36naija.com reports that the President assigned portfolios to his ministers on Wednesday, August 21 with Mohammed Mahmoud, who is from Kaduna, heading the ministry of environment, Zainab Ahmed, also from the state, retaining the minister of finance respectively.
Similarly, Sabo Nanono from Kano was assigned the minister of agriculture while Bashir Magashi got the minister of defence.