Kano deputy gov, Ganduje differ over N300bn debt

Kano deputy gov, Ganduje differ over N300bn debt
Abdullahi Ganduje

Nationwide Chairman, APC, Abdullahi Ganduje

The Kano state Deputy Governor, Aminu Gwarzo, has disclosed that the New Nigeria Peoples Get together-led administration inherited over N300 billion from the fast previous authorities of Dr Abdullahi Ganduje.

In line with Gwarzo, Ganduje’s authorities left nothing however enormous debt on the bottom for the incumbent governor, Abba Yusuf.

He additionally added that the state authorities’s debt administration workplace was nonetheless within the strategy of assessing the debt profile of the state below the previous governor, who’s now the Nationwide Chairman of the All Progressives Congress.

This was disclosed by the deputy governor on the North-West zonal assembly of the NNPP which was held in Kaduna.

Gwarzo additional famous that on Yusuf’s assumption, the governor needed to deal with the problem of unpaid salaries, including that he cleared the total salaries of the employees within the state’s workforce, as he addressed different challenges bedeviling them.

The deputy governor assured get together members and supporters on the occasion that the NNPP wouldn’t disappoint the great individuals of the state.

He additionally highlighted the efforts of the present state authorities in managing obtainable sources judiciously within the state.

He mentioned, “Upon assuming workplace, Governor Abba Yusuf ordered the total cost of salaries. Previous to our administration, individuals’s salaries have been severely deducted.

“Moreover, attributable to Governor Yusuf’s compassion, beginning this month, the state might be disbursing retirement gratuities, particularly the loss of life advantages to households of deceased retirees. The primary beneficiaries might be these from ranges one to 6, as they’re junior workers who’ve suffered essentially the most.

“We now have allotted N6 billion for this function. The screening course of is underway, and by the top of this month, many individuals will obtain their loss of life advantages and gratuities. This initiative will proceed, and our aim is to clear all excellent gratuities inside the subsequent two years.

“We got here into workplace inheriting a authorities that left us with nothing however debt. Initially, it was N300 billion, however now it’s approaching N500 billion and we’re nonetheless counting. As soon as we full the evaluation, we’ll inform Nigerians particularly our fellow Kano residents in regards to the whole debt left behind.”

Reacting to the assertion made by Gwarzo, Kano’s former Commissioner for Data, Mohammed Garba, said that borrowing was not a criminal offense.

Garba, in an interview with certainly one of our correspondents, said that he couldn’t verify if such an quantity was borrowed by the earlier administration.

He mentioned, “I can’t say for a reality if we did take that however the concern of loans is regular and never a criminal offense. So, if we took a mortgage of N300 billion, even whether it is far more than that, so far as the cash was utilised for the state, there ought to be no drawback.

“You may see the infrastructure that they met on the bottom after they obtained into energy. All that infrastructure was put in place by our administration.

“They’re additionally taking loans of billions now. They simply obtained approval for some loans and that tells you that they’re already in debt.

“With the best way Nigeria’s financial system goes, earlier than the top of their administration, I can guarantee you that they’ll take loans over N1tn.”

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