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Business News of Tuesday, 30 May 2023


Why new Kano Governor, Abba Yusuf is seizing public assets sold by Ganduje

Abba Yusuf Abba Yusuf

The newly inaugurated governor of Kano State, Abba Kabir Yusuf, wasted no time in taking action against what he described as the “immoral plunder” of assets during the previous administration led by former governor Abdullahi Ganduje.

In a statement released on Monday night, governor Yusuf announced the seizure of properties that were allegedly sold under questionable circumstances. He directed law enforcement agencies to take control of these assets, signaling his commitment to combat corruption and restore transparency in governance.


Yusuf in a late statement on Monday revealed that the move is in line with his transition advisory, noting that the decision is pending a final decision by the GovernmenT.

He said: In line with our transition advisory. I am announcing, today, that all public places and assets that were immorally plundered and sold by the Ganduje administration should be taken over by law enforcement agencies pending the final decision of the Government.


He added that the Ganduje government sold lands around schools, and hospitals indiscriminately to cronies and agents, stating:

“We have noted that the last administration had sold lands in and around schools, religious and cultural sites, hospitals and clinics, graveyards, and green areas, and along the city walls of Kano. We have also noted that they indiscriminately sold numerous other landed properties and assets belonging to the Kano State Government within and outside the State to their cronies and agents.”

Abba Yusuf contested under the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) and was declared the winner of the Kano governorship election by INEC in March. Yusuf defeated Gawuna with 1,019,602 votes, while Gawuna polled 890,705 votes.

Gawuna was the candidate of ex-Governor Ganduje and was also the deputy governor of the state.