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Kano APC crisis: Shekarau group gives condition for accepting sharing formula

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Nasiru Yusuf

The Ibrahim Shekarau’s led faction of All Progressive Congress (APC) in Kano said it will closely study and accept only just, fair and equitable sharing formula.

KANO FOCUS reports that the group said their stand is to ensure inclusiveness in the party and strengthening party cohesion.

This was contained in a statement jointly signed by seven members of the group and issued to journalists on Sunday night.

It will be recalled that, the National Leadership of APC had met with the warring parties on Saturday where it was agreed that the Kano state executive members of the party will be divided between the two camps.

The national leadership announced that it will release the sharing formula on Monday and deploy a committee to ensure full compliance.

The statement called on APC members in Kano State to remain calm and loyal to the party until the reconciliation process comes to an end.

The statement was jointly signed by Ibrahim Shekarau (Senator Kano Central), Barau Jibrin (Senator Kano North), Tijjani Jobe (D/Tofa/Rimingado Federal Constituency), Nasiru Gabasawa (Gezawa/Gabasawa Federal Constituency), Haruna Dederi (Karaye/Rogo Federal Constituency), Sha’aban Sharada (Kano Municipal Federal Constituency) and Shehu Dalhatu (Chairman, Buhari Support Group), the group said they have not taken final decision on the crisis.

The statement reads in part:

 “As we await the proposals of the National Leadership, we assure our teeming supporters that we shall closely study such proposals and accept only what is just, fair and equitable in the interest of ensuring inclusiveness in our party and strengthening party cohesion

“We the undersigned, hereby reaffirm our total support and commitment to the promotion and development of the ideals of our great party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State and Nigeria in general.

“Everyone is aware of the efforts initiated by the National Leadership of our party aimed at finding possible ways and means of amicably resolving the crises bedevilling the Kano State chapter of our great party. We wish to commend this great initiative of the National Leadership.

“We wish to unequivocally state that, up to this moment of issuing this statement, there is no final decision taken and/or conclusion reached in the reconciliation process going on.

“As we await the proposals of the National Leadership, we assure our teeming supporters that we shall closely study such proposals and accept only what is just, fair and equitable in the interest of ensuring inclusiveness in our party and strengthening party cohesion.

“This is in spite of the fact that we are beneficiaries in the two judgements in Suits Nos. FCT/HC/CV/2030/2021 of 30/11/2021, and FCT/HC/CV/2532/2021 of 17/12/2021 respectively relating to the party leadership in our state.

“We wish to call on every party member in Kano State to remain calm and loyal to the party until the reconciliation process comes to an end.

“We thank you all, for your continued support and prayers as we continue to stand for truth and justice in the party.”

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Gov. Yusuf Flag off Distribution of Over N1 billion Worth Free Fertilizers to Smallholder Farmers in Kano

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Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf Thursday unveiled distribution of free fertilizers worth over one billion naira to smallholder farmers including females and People with Disabilities in the state.

A statement by Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, the Spokesperson to the Governor, said the initiative was in fulfillment of Governor Yusuf’s campaign promise to improve livelihood through investment on Agribusiness.

Governor Yusuf had during his campaign activities towards 2023 elections promised to champion Agricultural transformation through provision of quality and affordable Agricultural inputs as contained in his 70 page blueprint presented to the good people of Kano tittled “My Commitment for Kano”

Besides, the Dawakin-Tofa revealed the over a billion naira worth NPK fertilizers that was distributed to 52,800 smallholder farmers across the 44 Local Government areas were produced by the state owned Kano Agricultural Supply Company (KASCO).

Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf while flagging off the agric input disbursement explained the intention was to reduce cost of production and boost food security.

The state executive council had also approved the procurement of over five billion naira worth fertilizers that will soon be made available to Kano farmers at subsedised rate.

The Governor stressed that farmers already battling with high cost of inputs and labour occasioned by economic reality, now have cause to redouble energy to multiple their produces.

He emphasised on the government readiness to sustain food production through regular supply of fertilizer production by the state owned company (KASCO). Governor Yusuf said KASCO and other state manufacturering centres are being strengthening to revertilise revenue flow and sustain the economy of the economy of the state.

The beneficiaries which include women farmers and people living with disabilities are expected to recieve 25kg of NPK fertilizer to support thier farming activities and eventually boost the yeild of thier crops and improve livelihood of the people.

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Agriculture: Gov. Yusuf issues stern warning against diversion of fertilizer distributed to Kano farmers..

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… As Emir Sanusi harps on fairness in sharing

The Kano State Governor, Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf, has issued a stern warning to officials of the state against the diversion of fertilizer distributed to 52,800 farmers across the 44 Local Government Areas.

This was contained in a statement issued by the governor’s spokesperson Sunusi Bature Dawakin Tofa on Thursday.

The governor’s warning was made during the flag-off of the distribution of free fertilizer to farmers across the 44 local governments, held at the Open Arena, Government House, Kano.

The Governor mandated the Kano Project Protection Association (Kano-PRO-PA) to ensure adherence to the distribution guidelines intended for smallholder farmers.

“Any government official found diverting this fertilizer will be dealt with severely.

“We will not tolerate corruption. This gesture is meant for real farmers,” the Governor warned.

In his remark the Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II, emphasized the importance of fairness in the distribution exercise to achieve the set goals and objectives.

He noted that the gesture was timely, as the Emirate has received reports from District Heads about the high price of fertilizer impeding farming during the 2024 rainy season, potentially causing food shortages.

Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II added that ensuring the fertilizer reaches the intended beneficiaries and providing the necessary farm inputs will significantly assist in achieving a bumper harvest.

He urged farmers to judiciously utilize the given resources.

The Emir also called on well-to-do individuals, philanthropists, and those capable in society to empower farmers with inputs and aid the needy during these trying times.

He commended the Kano State Government under the leadership of Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf for initiating people-oriented projects aimed at uplifting the standard of living of Kano’s populace.

Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II prayed for peace, unity, stability, prosperity, and economic development in the state and beyond.

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Gov. Yusuf reinstates Emir of Gaya, appoints two others for Rano, Karaye emirates

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Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim

 

Gov. Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State has approved the appointment of three second class Emirs of Rano, Gaya and Karaye Emirates.

 

KANO FOCUS reports that the new emirs are to serve as second class answerable to Kano emirate.

 

According to a statement issued by Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, the Spokesperson to the Governor and made available to journalists in Kano the newly appointed Emirs are: Alhaji Muhammad Mahraz Karaye, as Emir of Karaye (who until his appointment was the District Head of Rogo); Alhaji Muhammad Isa Umar, as Emir of Rano (who until his appointment, was the District Head of Bunkure) and Alhaji Aliyu Ibrahim Abdulkadir Gaya, as Emir of Gaya (who was the emir of the defunct Gaya emirate).

 

While congratulating the newly appointed Emirs, Governor Abba K. Yusuf enjoined them to be custodians of culture, peace and unity of the people in thier respective emirates.

 

You may recall that the Governor had on Tuesday the 16th of July, 2024 signed into law three second class emirates in the state with Rano covering only Rano, Kibiya and Bunkure Local Government areas. Gaya covering only Gaya, Ajingi and Albasu Local Government areas. Karaye covers only Karaye and Rogo Local Government areas.

 

The appointments are with immediate effect.

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