In a swift move, true to his promise, the executive governor of Kano State, Abba Kabir Yusuf, on Saturday began the demolition of structures and buildings situated in public spaces, Kano walls, and other public lands sold by the administration of Abdullahi Ganduje to his friends and cronies.
In a tweet on Saturday, the governor opined, “In the early hours of Saturday, we witnessed the implementation of the first step in our pursuit to restore sanity to the Kano State Urban Development Masterplan.
With the demolition of the illegal structure at the Race Course playground, we have set in motion the process to reclaim all encroached land on the identified public places that were used to erect illegal structures by private individuals or groups.
I have also directed the demolition of all the illegally erected structures in schools, mosques, playgrounds, graveyards, markets, and hospitals to ensure strict adherence to urban planning, beautification, and the safety of people”.
In a similar vein, the governor has also reintroduced the scholarship given to first-class graduates of the state, initiated by his political mentor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso’s administration.
In a tweet on his verified Twitter handle, the governor said, “The scholarship policy for our best graduates to pursue higher degrees locally and overseas is hereby restored. In the coming months, additional information will be rolled out, and the screening process will commence”.
Additionally, the governor has issued instructions for the reopening of the 44 schools of Islamic studies and the 47 technical colleges that Senator Kwankwaso’s administration established across the 44 local government areas of the State.