Kano Governor Sets Up IGR Committee, Flags Off Sanitation Exercise

Ganduje sets up igr committeeKano State governor, Mr. Abdullahi Ganduje, has set up an Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) Committee to tackle the state’s current financial situation and also reduce over dependence on federal allocations.

The committee which was given four weeks to submit its report will also recommend to the government possible ways of increasing the state’s IGR.

The state is said to have over three billion naira debt to settle, among other liabilities.

The Chairman of the committee, Professor Isah Dandago, a Professor of Accounting from Bayero University, Kano, said he chaired the same committee in 2003, but the report which should have tackled the situation was abandoned by the then government.

The committee is, however, optimistic that the situation will be over if government will work on their recommendation after four weeks.

The governor has also flagged off a 7-day sanitation exercise tagged ‘Keep Kano Clean’, in all the 44 local governments of the state.

Mr. Ganduje also directed the state’s sanitary inspection workers to closely monitor house-to-house compliance.

North-east Insurgency: Kano Enrols Affected Children In Special Schools

special education programmeAbout 100 children from Borno State, whose parents were either killed or displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in the north-east have been enrolled into the Kano State Special Education Programme.

Under the programme, Kano State will take care of their education from primary to tertiary level.

During a special guidance and counselling held for the children at the state government house, Governor Rabiu Kwankwanso urged wealthy individuals in the state to help cater for the needs of the kids.

For over eight years, the Boko Haram terrorists have killed thousands of people in the north-east region of Africa’s most populous nation and some other states in northern Nigeria. The attacks have left thousands of children displaced and their parents are no where to be found.

Authorities do not even know their names, hence, one of them was named after the Kano State governor, Musa Kwankwanso.

According to governor Kwankwanso, the children are the responsibility of any responsible democratic government.

It is expected that the Kano government under the Special Education Programme, will feed, cloth and shelter the kids. It will also cater for their health care needs.

However, if the parents or kinsmen of the children are found and fit to take full responsibility of their children, they would be allowed to leave. But the governor stressed that the decision would be that of the child to make.

Meanwhile, Governor Kwankwanso said the government would soon resume the search for other children whose parents were either killed or displaced, to add to the school which was not named for security reasons.

The EU had earlier on Friday announced a grant of $325 million, to support children who have been affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in Borno State.

Kano governor promises BUK bomb victim first class medical treatment

The Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso on Sunday described the attack on Christian worshipers at the old campus of Bayero University Kano as an unfortunate and sad incident that has breached the peace in the commercial city.


Mr Kwankwaso who cut short an official trip to Abuja to visit the scene of the incident said that such a painful thing is happening at a time peace was gradually returning to the state capital following sporadic attacks by suspected gunmen.

He said that the state government has made arrangements with public and private hospitals in the state to ensure that victims of such incidents are treated satisfactorily, while the government will foot the medical bills.

“The state government will give those victims maximum support so that they can get first class treatment,” Mr Kwankwaso said.

The governor decried the loss of lives and property as a result of the attack on the Christian faithful, commiserated with the university authorities and its community over the happening, hoping that it will not reoccur.

The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), Yahuza Bello who conducted the governor round the scene of the attack explained that some of the worshippers were attacked in an indoor sports hall at the old campus of the university, which they use temporarily as place of worship.

Mr Yahuza added that the second group of worshippers was attacked while conducting the Sunday service in an open space outside the Dandatti Abdulkadir Theater, which they hitherto used, but which is currently undergoing renovation. He said several wounded victims were receiving treatment in hospitals in Kano city.