- Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has accused former emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi, of refusing to support the reforms of the state’s emirate system
- Ganduje made the accusation on Monday, June 15, at a media briefing to mark Democracy Day
- The governor said all the reforms in the state’s emirate system have come to stay
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has said Muhammad Sanusi, the former emir of Kano, was removed from the throne because he refused to support the reforms of the state’s emirate system.
Ganduje made the statement on Monday, June 15, at a media briefing to mark Democracy Day, The Cable reported.
He also said the authorities in Kano would continue to probe Sanusi for alleged misconduct.
According to him, all the reforms in the state have come to stay.
He said following the exit of Sanusi, the reforms of the traditional system was going smoothly because there were no legal issues before the court as regards the reforms.
The governor accused the former emir and some elders of slowing down the reforms by challenging the process in court.
Meanwhile, Muhammadu Sanusi II has lost his bid to stop the state Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC) from probing him over N2 billion alleged land scam.
An application by Sanusi seeking to stop the commission's probe was dismissed by the Federal High Court sitting in Kano, Channels TV reported.
The trial judge, Justice Ambrose Lewis-Allagoa ruled on Monday, June 8, that Sanusi cannot restrain a statutory body from carrying out its official responsibility.
He stated that the former emir’s fundamental human rights have not been breached in any way by the investigation of the commission.
In another news report, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has reportedly slashed salaries of the workers under the employ of Kano state government.
Daily Trust reported that some civil servants in the state cried out over what they termed an unannounced, arbitrary slash in their May salaries.
Legit.ng gathered that civil servants in the state discovered the slash in their May salaries moments after they began to receive their monthly salary payment alerts.
The newspaper noted that a civil servant with one of the state’s ministries who preferred to remain anonymous said the entire civil service in the state has been plunged into confusion as their May salary was slashed without prior notice.
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