Abba Gida Gida, Deputy Take Mantle of Kano Leadership

Abba Kabir Yusuf and Aminu Abdussalam have been sworn in as new Kano State governor and deputy governor.

The duo were inaugurated at Sani Abacha Stadium where their red cap insignia coloured the venue. The two (of New Nigeria Peoples Party) emerged victorious after defeating All Progressives Congress in the state.

Kano State Chief judge, justice Dije Abdu Aboki, alongside other justices from Kano State judiciary administered the oath of office taken by the governor and his deputy.

Earlier, the newly inaugurated governor had vowed to probe the N241 billion inherited from the administration of outgone governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.

He decried that the handover notes submitted by the outgoing adminstration was very scanty.

The governor also chided Ganduje for refusing to personally hand over the state government to him. The latter was represented by the outgoing secretary to the State Government during the handing over last night.

“The handover notes not enough for us. It is a very scanty note. The transition committee report was also very scanty.

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“Nothing we can do as representatives of the state, we can’t refuse to collect what was given to us. We will look at it. Where we are satisfied, we will take action. Where we are also not satisfied, we will also take action accordingly.

“It is so disheartening that the government left a debt profile of over N241billion for us. Where are we going to source the money? The IGR they talk about is nothing to write home about. The money they realized through Kano Internal Revenue Service was nothing to write home about. Why the use of so many consultants? Just like rain conduit for the resources of people Kano state. We are going to look at it. I am not satisfied!

“I pray Almighty Allah reward him (Ganduje) base on what he did for the state. We are not here to steal money, we are not here to grab their lands. We are here to work and by the grace of Allah, we will achieve all we set out to achieve within the next four years,” he said.


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