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Kano Governor-Elect: Yusuf Knocks Ganduje’s Gov’t Over Poor Basic Amenities




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Kano Governor-elect, Abba Kabir Yusuf, has mocked the incumbent government of Kano State, led by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, over its inability to provide citizens with basic amenities.

Yusuf observed that the outgoing administration claimed to have committed huge sums of taxpayers’ money to provide basic water. Yet, residents, even in the Kano metropolis, struggle to access safe drinking water in the 21st century.

Naija News recalls that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday declared Abba Kabir Yusuf of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) as the winner of the Kano governorship election, having shared over one million votes with his opponents.

In a statement released through his spokesperson on Friday, Sanusi Dawakin-Tofa, the Governor-elect, emphasized the urgent need to address the fundamental responsibilities of government, such as providing potable water, basic education, and quality healthcare.

When he assumed office, Yusuf vowed to revive the Kwankwasiyya free education and healthcare schemes.

The statement reads: “The outgoing administration claimed to have committed huge sums of taxpayers’ money to provide basic water, yet households in Kano are still struggling to access safe drinking water in the 21st century,” said Dawakin-Tofa.

“The incoming government is committed to fixing this and will uphold the Kwankwasiyya philosophy with a wider scope of free education at primary and secondary levels involving the provision of school uniforms, learning materials, meals, conducive environments, paying SSCE fees for students, training, and motivation for teachers to impart good quality education.”

Furthermore, the Governor-elect promised to prioritize free maternal and child healthcare programs and upgrade local health facilities across the 44 Local Government Areas of Kano State. He also plans to revive the Kwankwasiyya scholarship scheme for tertiary education and terminal degrees in special areas such as medicine, science, and engineering in foreign countries.

“We will complete abandoned projects and continue with laudable populist policies of Kwankwassiyya administrations, such as youth empowerment and enabling environments for MSMEs and entrepreneurship to flourish,” added Dawakin-Tofa.

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Abba Kabir Yusuf’s commitment to reviving the Kwankwasiyya free education and healthcare schemes has been met with enthusiasm and hope by the people of Kano State, who eagerly anticipate the positive changes his administration will bring.