- Governor Ganduje has spoken about his Wednesday meeting with Vice President Osinbajo
- The Kano state governor said he was at the presidential villa to brief the vice president on issues bordering on security and education
- According to him, Osinbajo was happy with the progress the state has made on the security front
The governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje, met with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday, September 2, at the Presidential Villa.
Speaking after the meeting, the Kano governor told newsmen that he was at the villa to brief the vice president on issues bordering on security and education and the efforts he is making to address the challenges, The Nation reports.
His words: “Just to brief him about the security issues in Kano state, especially pertaining to kidnapping, banditry, armed robbery and other criminal activities in the zone.
“I submitted a report to him that it is all well; we are managing; there is high coordination of the security agencies in Kano; they are working very hard."
He noted that the state is having a problem with the Falgore Forest which his government is providing infrastructure for military training in order to prevent the bandits from colonising it.
The Kano state governor said that the vice president was happy with the report.
Governor Ganduje also spoke on the N880 million recently disbursed to all the local government areas in Kano state for the renovation of primary schools.
Meanwhile, the Kano state government has been asked to immediately quash the death sentence handed down to a musician, Yahaya Sharif-Aminu by a Sharia court in Kano state for allegedly blaspheming Prophet Mohammed.
The demand was made by the global rights group, Amnesty International (AI) in a tweet on Thursday, August 13.
The rights group described the conviction of the singer as a travesty of justice, adding that from all indication, the musician did not get a fair hearing.
However, another report indicates that the death penalty has been backed by the Ulama and non-government organisations (NGOs) in Kano.
The group, under the auspices of Coalition of Ulama and NGOs in Kano state, in a statement issued by its chairman, Professor Musa Muhammad Borodo, said the prompt arrest and prosecution of the suspect saved the situation.
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