Kano’s New Governor Curses Ganduje Over Huge Debts

The newly inaugurated governor of Kano State, Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf has rained curses on his predeces­sor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Gandu­je, over huge liabilities and debt profile handed over to him following his swearing-in. 

Yusuf, otherwise known as Abba Gida-Gida, who was provoked by the impact of the handing over note, retorted: ‘It is so dishearten­ing that the government left debt profile of over N241 billion; where are we going to source the mon­ey? And the internally generated revenue they are talking about is nothing to write home about. ‘I ask Allah to reward Ganduje according to what he did’.

The former governor of Kano, Ganduje, left a whopping ₦241.3 billion liabilities and ₦75.6 bil­lion for the new administration in handling over a document he transmitted to the former SSG, Alhaji Usman Alhaji, on Monday morning.

Africa Today News, New York gathered that the breakdown of the figure shows that ₦75.6 billion, and ₦9.2 bil­lion were for the state, while the 44 local government areas have ₦66.3 billion liabilities.

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Abba Gida-Gida, who ex­plained why he failed to honour Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje’s request to hand over to him on Sunday, noted that it negated the established rule by successive ad­ministrations in the state.

Yusuf said, ‘Kwankwaso wanted to stay behind for the swearing in of Ganduje, so I see no reason whatsoever that he Ganduje could not stay to hand over, but sent a letter that he wanted to hand over by 9p.m which we rejected, as it is against the constitutional pro­visions.

‘But we insisted that it has to be today, but by 9a.m, and sur­prisingly we received very scanty handing over, even the transition committee handing over was also very scanty after we had suffered, including going to the press. How­ever, we are collecting what is be­ing submitted to us.’

He promised to probe Dr. Gan­duje’s administration over how he acquired the debt, and what it was used for.

Africa Today News, New York

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