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Kano Governor Stands Firm on Demolitions, Declares No Regrets Amid Rising Public Debate

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In a bold move that has sparked intense public debate, Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State stands firm on his decision to order the demolition of several structures across the state. Addressing the issue during a visit by the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, at the government house to celebrate Eid-El-Kabir, Governor Yusuf expressed no regrets about the controversial demolitions.

The governor emphasized that the demolition exercise aimed to reclaim public properties that were illegally acquired, and he assured the people of Kano that these properties would be restored for their benefit. Governor Yusuf made it clear that he harbored no regrets regarding the structures sold off by the previous administration under Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.

During the visit, Governor Yusuf took the opportunity to highlight the achievements of his administration in the short span of 31 days since assuming office. He underscored significant accomplishments such as the payment of NECO fees for 55,000 secondary school students, amounting to a remarkable N1.5 billion. Additionally, the governor highlighted the restoration of street lights and efforts to reduce incidents of phone snatching in the Kano metropolis.

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Furthermore, Governor Yusuf proudly mentioned the resumption of screening for the award of foreign scholarships for Kano indigenes with first-class degrees. He also highlighted the prompt payment of salaries and pensions, as well as the successful evacuation of thousands of tons of refuse within the metropolis.

The governor took the opportunity to seek the continued support of the Royal Father and the Emirate Council for his administration’s policies aimed at fostering development and delivering democratic dividends to the people of Kano. He expressed his gratitude to the Emir of Kano and the council members for their visit, which marked a historic occasion since he assumed office.

In response, the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, expressed his felicitations to the governor on the occasion of Eid El Kabir. He affirmed his readiness to provide valuable advice that would contribute to the state’s development. The Emir also called on both the government and affluent individuals to assist the less privileged in mitigating the effects of fuel subsidy removal, emphasizing the importance of social support systems.

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Governor Yusuf’s stance on the demolition of structures has ignited a lively public debate across Kano State and beyond. As news of his unwavering resolve continues to spread, many citizens have taken to online platforms and social media to express their opinions on the matter. The controversy surrounding the demolitions has also propelled discussions on the need for effective urban planning, property rights, and the preservation of public spaces.

While Governor Yusuf’s decision has drawn both support and criticism, it remains to be seen how this bold move will shape the future of Kano State and its urban landscape. The conversation surrounding the demolitions underscores the importance of striking a balance between the protection of public assets and addressing the concerns and rights of affected individuals. As the dialogue continues, stakeholders will be closely monitoring the outcomes and implications of Governor Yusuf’s resolute stance.

Source: Daily Trust

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