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AGF saga: Gezawa community replies ASUU



Community development associations in Gezawa Local Government Area of Kano State, have replied the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and Labour Union’s call on President Buhari to sack the Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmad Idris.

This was contained in a statement issued to Kano Focus by the Galadima of Gezawa Local Government Area, Alhaji Lawan Badamasi  on Tuesday.

The statement revealed that its attention has been drawn to a libelous statements against the person of Alhaji Ahmed Idris, the Accountant General of the Federation by an ‘ill-informed’ and ‘misguided’ Bauchi Zonal Coordinator of ASUU, Professor Lawal Abubakar, requesting the AGF to explain how he possess his wealth in Kano.

It added that, it believe there are some reasonable members of ASUU, the national body of the union’s silence over the accusations by its Bauchi zonal coordinator means endorsement and confirmation of naivety of the majority of its members.

“There are various verifiable facts about Alhaji Ahmed Idris and his family and it would not surprise anyone to hear that before his appointment as AGF.

“Ahmed Idris was already into a number of lawful private businesses:- including farming, merchandising and trading in agricultural commodities.

“He has been adjudged to have very clean records of service and has shown unwavering determination to provide solutions to our numerous socio-economic challenges in our society.

“Clearly, no reasonable community will turn deaf ears or blind eyes, when its good citizens are being maligned unjustly.

“We hereby stand out unanimously against your premeditated vileness.

“We had waited for a couple of days to see a disclaimer from ASUU Northeast Zonal leadership disassociating itself from the unguarded utterances of its zonal coordinator, but to no avail, as not a word was spitted in this regard,” it stated.

The statement further clarified that, Gezawa Commodity Market and Exchange referred to in the outburst by ASUU members is located on the ancestral and maternal land of Alhaji Ahmed Idris.

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UNICEF applauds Kano State for enacting Child Protection Law, calls for effective implementation



Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim 

United Nations Children’s Funds (UNICEF) has commended the Government and citizens of Kano State for the recent enactment of the Child Protection Law, signed into law by former Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.

KANO FOCUS reports that the commendation was contained in a statement issued by Samuel Kaalu UNICEF spokesperson in Kano.

The statement quoted Mr. Rahama R.M. Farah, Chief of UNICEF Field Office Kano, saying “The Kano State Child Protection Law is a remarkable achievement that benefits the children and people of Kano. It establishes a legal framework to ensure the protection of children’s rights within the state.

“Now that the law has been established, it is crucial to allocate the necessary resources and establish mechanisms for its effective implementation. We urge the new administration in Kano State to take this vital step and provide adequate resources to ensure the comprehensive enforcement of the law.

Mr. Farah added that with the enactment of this law, Kano State joins other states that have successfully incorporated the Nigeria Child Rights Act, originally enacted by the National Assembly in 2003, into their legal frameworks.

He said “It is important to note that this Act is derived from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), of which Nigeria is a signatory. Extensive consultations were conducted with key stakeholders, including faith-based and community leaders, during the development of the bill.

“This collaborative effort ensured that the law reflects the values and aspirations of the people of Kano.”


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APC condemns Kano demolition exercise



Aminu Abdullahi






The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State has implored the victims of the recent demolition exercise embarked upon by the Kano State government to seek legal redress while describing the action of the new NNPP administration as barbaric and unacceptable.


KANO FOCUS reports that the Ag. State Chairman of the opposition party, Shehu Maiagari made the condemnation while Speaking at a press conference held on Tuesday at the NUJ Press Centre, Kano.

The politician condemned the spate of demolition of business interests and property across the state by the Governor, Engineer Abba Kabir Yusuf.

“The action of the state government has brought unnecessary chaos, rampant vandalism, daylight robbery and grabbing of property belonging to innocent members of the Kano society” he lamented.

The opposition party insisted that the demolition has destroyed the means of livelihood of the people of the state while lamenting that it has equally tarnished the reputation of the state as a safe commercial centre for secured business investment.

The APC appealed to security agencies in the state to step up action and restore the people’s confidence in light of the shock they had experienced while imploring parents and guardians to caution their children against being used as agents of destruction by the state government.

“We assure the good people of the state of our prayers and support in this trying period; we also implore those affected directly or indirectly, to seek redress in the court of law,” they stated.

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Kano Governor Appoints Habu Fagge as Pension Boss



Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim

Kano State Governor Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf has approved the appointment of Alhaji Habu Muhammad Fagge  as Executive Chairman, Kano State Pension Board Trustee.

KANO FOCUS reports that the appointment takes effect immediately as the governor directed for handing over and taking over within  24 hours.

A statement issued by Chief Press Secretary to the governor Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa said Alhaji Habu Fagge, a holder of Bsc Finance from Abraham Lincoln University, served two terms as Executive Chairman of Kano Internal Revenue Services.

The statement added that the new appointee had served Kano State as director finance, director planning, research and statistics and director other taxes.

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