Kano state Governor Abba Kabir demolishes illegal structures built on government lands -Photos
June 3, 2023
The Governor of Kano State, Abba Kabir Yusuf, has ordered the demolition of structures said to be illegally erected on properties belonging to the government.
A task-force set up to carry out this order began the demolition exercise on Friday night, June 2, with structures built inside the Kano Race Course (Filin Sukuwa).
In a related development, the governor on Friday also directed “that all land developers at the Hajj Camp to stop immediately.” He said this during a visit to the Kano State Pilgrims Camp.
“I’m appalled that the facility that was meant to serve as a home away from home for intending pilgrims from Kano State and beyond has been debased by the immediate past administration, with many plots of land there sold to their cronies,” he said
The governor had in his inaugural speech issued a directive to security agencies in the state to immediately take over all public properties sold by the administration of former Governor Umaru Ganduje.
“I am announcing, today, that all these public places and assets that were immorally plundered and sold by the Ganduje administration should be taken over by law enforcement agencies, led by the police, the DSS, Civil Defence, and Hisbah pending the final decision of government,” he said