A 14-year-old girl from Kano State, Atika Aminu Yankaba, took over the Kano State Government in a symbolic takeover staged by High-Level Women Advocacy and UNICEF to commemorate this year’s International Girl Child Day on 11th October 2021.
Yankaba was handed the helm of affairs at 12: 00 pm and she handed it back to Ganduje at 12:20 pm.
Yankaba hosted a State Executive Council meeting with her new cabinet members after completely taking over control from Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, tacking the problems of girl child education as the main agenda.
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While presiding over the council meeting, Governor Atika Aminu Yankaba stated that the state requires more cash to create more classrooms, hire more instructors, and prioritize ICT education.
In a news conference that lasted about 20 minutes, she maintained that her government will provide sanitary pads and other necessities for girls to receive a good education.
Before handing over the power, Governor Ganduje gave a few remarks and said: “I’m coming back as soon as possible”.
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After he returned, Gnaduje commended the girl for making sure things run smoothly in his absence as she conducted the executive council meeting with no hitches.
he said: “during my absence, I witnessed how you ran the government and it was excellent, the executive council meeting was done marvelously, with all the commissioners contributing wonderfully.”