kwakwansoNewly-inaugurated Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has said that his predecessor, Dr. Rabi’u Kwankwaso, deserves praise and not condemnation for leaving behind a N300billion debt for the state after eight years in office.
The governor asserted that Kwankwaso used the money to transform the state and not for his personal interest.
He told journalists yesterday in Kano that the huge debt was caused by the drop in oil revenue.
According to him, “I don’t think Kwankwaso has committed any crime for living behind these huge debts because whatever happened was planned, coordinated and executed with me. I knew everything, the anticipations were high and we thought that things, according to oil money, will continue to be smooth. Suddenly, there was that disgracing drop.”
Ganduje, who was deputy governor to Kwankwaso, maintained that, “In any case, living behind liabilities from one government to another is a normal thing. Those who are today shouting will do the same or even worse by the time they assume office. My Governor Kwankwaso deserves to be highly praised for embarking upon the genuine transformational job in Kano State.”
On how he will run the state, Governor Ganduje hinted that he would reduce the number of ministries and promote due process and accountability among his appointees and other public servants.
Ganduje disclosed that he would setup a committee on how to boost the state’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) and threatened not to spare anyone in the fight against corruption.


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