Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and Abba Kabir Yusuf
The newly sworn-in governor of Kano State, Abba Kabir Yusuf, has issued several executive orders which will lead to the probe of the immediate-past governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
At his inauguration yesterday, Yusuf ordered security agencies to immediately take over all public properties sold by Ganduje’s administration.
Some of the properties the governor was referring to include “lands in and around schools, religious and cultural sites, hospitals and clinics, graveyards and green areas, and along the city wall of Kano”, as well as other landed properties and assets belonging to Kano State within and outside the state to their cronies and agents.”
Yusuf also said a judicial commission of inquiry would be constituted in the coming days “to ensure that all perpetrators and those that aided and abetted them are brought to justice.”
“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 Defense, and Hisbah pending the final decision of government.
“All political appointees heading government MDAs and companies are hereby relieved of their appointment with immediate effect.
“Similarly, all boards of MDAs, companies and institutions of higher learning are hereby dissolved with immediate effect.”
Abba added that all the actions he would be taking in the next few days are targeted towards resetting the state and repositioning it on the path of honour and dignity, respect and responsibility, as well as on the path of progress and prosperity.