A 14-year-old girl, Atika Aminu Yankaba, symbolically took over the Kano State Government for twenty minutes to mark this year’s International Girl Child Day.
The event was facilitated by High-Level Women Advocacy and UNICEF on Monday.
Yankaba who took over from Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, convened a State Executive Council meeting with her new cabinet members, where she addressed the issues of girl child education taking center stage.
Governor Atika Aminu Yankaba noted that the state needs more funds to build more classes, employ more teachers and give priority to ICT education, while presiding over the council meeting.
She asserted that her government will supply sanitary pads and other girls’ needs to have a sound education.
Governor Ganduje had earlier said that “I am handing over government willingly but briefly and I’m coming back as soon as possible”.
Upon his return to the seat of power, Ganduje said, “During my absence, I witnessed how you ran the government and it was excellent, the executive council meeting was done marvellously, with all the commissioners contributing wonderfully.”
Atika Aminu Yankaba took over power around 12:00 noon and handed it back to Ganduje at 12:20 pm.