He is the Governor of Kano State, elected on 13 April 2015, and sworn in on 29 May 2015, under ruling party, All Progressive Congress (APC). He is also a former two-term Deputy Governor of Kano State, serving from 1999 to 2003 and 2011 to 2015 under the administration of Rabiu Kwankwaso.
Professor Hafiz Abubakar, MIFST (UK), FNIFST
Professor Hafiz Abubakar is the current Deputy Governor of Kano State, former Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics), Bayero University, Kano. And a professor of Food & Nutritional Biochemistry.