July 15, 2023

N500bn palliative: Kano Deputy Gov refutes criticising FG’s sharing formular

N500bn palliative: Kano Deputy Gov refutes criticising FG’s sharing formular

President Bola Tinubu

By Abdulmumin Murtala, Kano

Kano State Deputy Governor, Comr. Aminu Abdussalam Gwarzo, has vehemently denied and distanced himself and the state government from recent news circulating on various media platforms. 

The reports falsely claimed that he criticized the administration led by President Tinubu for the allocation formula of N500 billion, which was allocated through the Bank of Industries to support small-scale industries across the country.

In a statement released to journalists on Saturday, Gwarzo’s Press Secretary, Ibrahim Garba Shuaibu, clarified the Deputy Governor’s stance. 

According to Shuaibu, Gwarzo had referred to a news segment he watched on Thursday morning featuring Senator Ali Ndume, who expressed concerns about the allocation formula. 

“The Deputy Governor made this reference while receiving a delegation from the Kano Cooperative Society at the state government house, as they commemorated the 2023 International Day of Cooperatives” Garba disclosed.

Shuaibu emphasized that nowhere in the Deputy Governor’s statement did he mention the name of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. He explained that the allocation formula had been designed even before President Tinubu assumed office. 

“Therefore, the reports misinterpreted Gwarzo’s comments, failing to grasp the essence of his statement” he stressed.

The Deputy Governor, in reaffirming the commitment of the Kano state government under the leadership of Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf, assured that they remain steadfast in supporting President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s vision for a peaceful and united Nigeria.