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FG Distributes relief materials to 22,658 flood victims in Kano

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Mukhtar Yahya Usman

The Kano state governor Abba Kabir Yusuf has announced the commencement of the distribution of relief materials to assist 22,658 households affected by devastating floods last year (2022) in Kano.

KANO FOCUS reports that this was contained in a statement Issued by
Press Secretary to the Kano Deputy Governor Ibrahim Garba Shu’aib on Saturday.

The statement said the initiative is part of the Federal Sea Special National Economic Livelihood Emergency Intervention (SNELEI) Programme, aimed at supporting disaster victims and vulnerable populations across the country.

The distribution event took place at the Kano State Grain Store on Maganda Road, Nassarawa Local Government Area, where the Governor’s Deputy, Comr. Aminu Abdussalam Gwarzo represented him.

The relief effort is a collaboration between the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Kano State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to address the challenges arising from the flood disaster.

Governor Abba revealed that the distribution strategy has been carefully devised, allocating relief to 979 households in each of the 20 Local Government Areas (LGAs) affected by the floods. Notably, Kano Municipal and Tarauni LGAs received 1520 households each.

“This comprehensive initiative spans the three Senatorial zones and covers 22 LGAs, including Tudun Wada, Karaye, Rogo, Bebeji, Kiru, Garko, Sumaila, Gaya, Kano Municipal, Madobi, Kura, Tarauni, Kumbotso, Gezewa, Gwarzo, Danbatta, Shanono, Bichi, Tsanyawa, Rimin Gado, Kabo, and Dawakin.

“The relief distribution encompasses various forms of assistance to help families rebuild their lives and livelihoods.

Among the items to be distributed are rice seedlings (3624), maize seedlings (3624), groundnut seedlings (3264), 5817 food items, 2404 grinding machines, and 2406 sewing machines.

“Beneficiaries of seedlings will also receive essential tools such as sprayers or water pumping machines to support their agricultural activities” the Governor revealed.

Governor Kabir emphasized that the distribution process follows a specific pattern to cater to the varying needs of different LGAs. Kano Municipal and Tarauni, characterized by non-agrarian societies, will primarily receive food, non-food items, and empowerment materials.

Adding that on the other hand, the remaining 20 LGAs, with their agricultural backgrounds, will be provided with a comprehensive aid package.

He further explained the distribution is being conducted meticulously in phases, with the first phase already underway.

This phase includes LGAs such as Madobi, Gezawa, Garko, Rimin Gado, Sumaila, Karaye, Rogo, Kura, Shanono, and Tsanyawa.

Recall the catastrophic 2022 flood that wreaked havoc in Nigeria, particularly in Kano State, was deemed the worst in Nigeria’s history, leaving a trail of destruction, claiming lives, obliterating valuable properties worth billions of naira, damaging vital infrastructure, and displacing countless families.

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Sheikh Mahy Niasse denies urging Emir Sanusi to step down

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Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim

The Supreme leader of the Tijjaniyya Ibrahimiyya Sect, Sheikh Muhammad Mahi Niasse, has debunked a letter making the round that he appealed to the Reinstated Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II to step down and follow his grandfather’s footsteps.

KANO FOCUS reports that this was just as the organisation said: “This is the second time these kinds of letters have been forged against our Global Tijjaniyya leader; the same things were done during the previous administration of Umar Ganduje, but this time around, anybody who is behind it will have himself to blame.”

However, in a counter letter written in Arabic and translated to Hausa, signed by the Commissioner of Religious Matters of Kano State and who also doubled as the Nigeria spokesperson of the Global Tijjaniyya Leader, Sani Auwalu Ahmad Tijjani, the purported letter asking Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II to step down is a forged one and does not emanate from their leader.

The letter reads: In fact, the purported letter touches on the integrity of our leader, who sees Muhammadu Sanusi II as his disciple in Nigeria and a person of humble background with sound religious character.”.

He said, “We have given those behind the purported letter to, within 24 hours, show themselves and explain from where it’s emanated and to whom it was sent; otherwise, we will not hesitate in taking legal action against them.”

He said already that security has been detailed on the matter, and anybody who is behind it will soon face the full wrath of the laws, “because we ask him to be arrested and prosecuted duly.”

Tijjani stated that they will not allow the continued destruction of the names of their religious leader and will always link him to things that he has never written.

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NUP presents Gov Yusuf with Outstanding Governor of the Year award

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….Acknowledged him as the “Most friendly Governor for pensioners

The national leadership of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners has bestowed upon the Governor of Kano State, Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf, the title of the most pensioner-friendly Governor of the year.

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

In presenting the accolade to the Governor, the national chairman of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP), Mazi Godwin Ikechuku Abumisi, expressed that it was incumbent upon the union to acknowledge the Governor due to his steadfast dedication to the welfare of pensioners in the state.

“Your Excellency, you shine brightly as a beacon of support to our members.

“Over the past year, you have authorized and disbursed eleven billion naira to clear the backlog of pension gratuity payments.

“This milestone is unparalleled; no other governor has accomplished such a feat within a single year since the restoration of democracy in Nigeria.”

In their messages of goodwill earlier, the state chairmen of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) in Kano expressed gratitude to the Governor for his unwavering commitment to addressing the pension liabilities amounting to N43 billion left by the previous administration.

Responding to the honor, Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf reiterated his unwavering dedication to supporting pensioners by the settlement of their gratuities and the timely disbursement of monthly pension allowances.

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Kano emirate tussle: Police ban Sallah durbar

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Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim

 

The Kano State Police Command has prohibited the planned Durbar celebrations by both dethroned Emir Aminu Ado Bayero and reinstated Emir Muhammad Sanusi ll.

KANO FOCUS reports that the Durbar, a traditional ceremony typically held a day after Sallah, involves the Emir riding on horseback through major areas of Kano city.

Despite both Emirs having made preparations and requested security permission from the state police command, the police have denied their requests due to potential security concerns.

The Kano State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Haruna Kiyawa, confirmed the ban in a statement issued on Thursday.

The statement, titled “Ban on Durbar Activities and Other Security Restraints During Sallah Festivities,” emphasized that the police command has issued security advisories to residents in preparation for the forthcoming Sallah celebrations.

The police decision aims to prevent any potential conflicts or security breaches that could arise from the ongoing emirship dispute.

The Kano State Police Command congratulates Muslim faithful and all law-abiding residents of the State for witnessing yet another Eid-El-Kabir Sallah period and assures that adequate security deployments have been put in place to ensure no breakdown of law and order in all parts of the State before, during and after the festive period.

SP Kiyawa added “This is part of the commitment to sustenance of the peace by the Kano State Police Command in conjunction with all the relevant security stakeholders.

He state that “in furtherance, a ban has been placed on ALL DURBAR activities throughout the State for the upcoming Eid-El-Kabir celebrations”.

This measure is taken as a result of series security reports obtained and wide consultations made with relevant security stakeholders to ensure the safety of the larger community.

However, worshippers are advised to conduct their normal Eid Prayers at the various designated Eid praying grounds, traditionally done in the past.

On a final note, the Command encourages continued collaboration and cooperation from all stakeholders to collectively work together to build a safer and more secure environment.

The Command also urges everyone to keep reporting any suspicious movement of person(s) or item(s) they come across to the nearest Police Station or through the following Kano State Police Command emergency contact numbers:- 08032419754, 08123821575, 09029292926.

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