By JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
The Kano State incoming government of Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf has said that it will explore all legal means to recover public property allegedly sold by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje to members of his family.
Speaking to newsmen in Kano on Wednesday, the Chairman of the Recovery of Public Assets Subcommittee of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) Gubernatorial Transition, Dr. Abdullahi Baffa Bichi, said the Kano State Public Procurement Bureau office popularly called Due Process Office located at State Road was allegedly sold to Abba Ganduje, at a ridiculous price of N10 million.
According to Dr. Bichi who spoke to journalists during a visit by his Committee to Due Process Office, “We are deeply worried, the manner in which the outgoing administration is mortgaging the common franchise of the good people of Kano State leaves much to be desired”.
The act, Bichi said, ”Is akin to vandalism” of every structure of governance, adding that this is not what is expected of a government that was given the opportunity to rule the state for eight years.
”This place (Due Process Office) was sold for less than N10 million and we are aware that the boy has sold it for over N300 million.You are literally giving him the place free of charge and asking him to go and get a buyer.
”We feel that this is the most unfortunate destruction of public property that anybody could ever imagine,” Bichi said.
What they are doing, he said, is just a drama. The real game is going to start from May 29.