- Four schools have been shut down by the Kano government
- Students from the affected institutions were also told to vacate campuses
- The announcement, which was made on Saturday, comes with immediate effect
The Governor-Abdullahi Umar Ganduje-led government of Kano has ordered the closure of four tertiary institutions in the state.
The schools are: T/Wada; School of Environmental Studies Gwarzo; School of Rural Technology and Entrepreneurship Dev (SORTED), RMK College of Advanced and Remedial Studies and Rano and ABCOAD in Dambatta.
Kano state commissioner for higher education, Mariya Mahmoud Bunkure, made this known in a statement he released to the press on Saturday, February 27.
Students of the affected institutions have been told to vacate the campuses, Channels TV reports.
In a related development, Legit.ng reported that Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara, a controversial Kano-based Islamic preacher, was banned by the state government over alleged violence-inciting sermons.
The mosque of the factional leader Qadiriyya sect located in Gwale area was also shut down by the Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje-led government.
Speaking on Wednesday, February 3, Kano commissioner for information, Muhammad Garba, said the decision to ban the controversial cleric was to give peace a chance and curb what looks like a brewing religious crisis.
Kabara was also said to have involved in a dagger-drawn clash with the Sunni Muslim clerics in the state.
Among other reasons, Kabara was also said to have openly shown interest and affiliation with the Shiite group in the state, with his comment said to have been putting the peace of northern commercial city at risk.
The state government has ordered the state commissioner of police and other security agencies to ensure compliance to the government’s decision.
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Source: Legit.ng News