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Nigeria could’ve been on fire had s’court sacked Abba Kabir Yusuf – Buba Galadima

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Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim

 

A chieftain of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Buba Galadima, says the country could have been up in flames had the supreme court sacked Abba Kabir Yusuf as governor of Kano state.

KANO FOCUS reports that Galadima stated this during an interview on Channels Television on Sunday.

He said the apex court restored the honour and dignity of the judiciary with its verdict.

 

The NNPP chieftain also commended President Bola Tinubu for not interfering in the judicial process.

 

“I am one person that never gave in that we would lose Kano,” Galadima said.

 

“Let me first congratulate the supreme court for restoring the honour, dignity of the judiciary. The congratulations is not for NNPP or Abba, it is for the supreme court.

 

“If they had ruled otherwise, they could have been stoned on the streets of Nigeria and nobody could have been able to ride a car with the inscription of ‘supreme court of Nigeria’ and there would have been a total loss of confidence in the judiciary.

 

“I am congratulating Mr. President for not interfering in the judiciary because Nigeria could have been on fire by now if what happened on Friday did not happen.”

 

If Kwankwaso asks supporters to fall into fire, half of Kano will

 

Galadima, says if Rabiu Kwankwaso asks his supporters to dive into a fire, half of Kano state will gladly oblige him.

 

He described Kwankwaso as a person who “the people so much believe in”.

 

The NNPP chieftain said Kwankwaso is still the leader of the party, adding that attempts to portray him in bad light failed.

 

“If Kwankwaso says go and fall into fire and die, I am telling you half of Kano people will do that because they so much believe in him, they trust him,” Galadima said.

 

“There are some leaders of the APC that were paying some groups in the NNPP to try to portray Kwankwaso in a bad light and they are using them.

 

“But they had a taste of their own pill. They went to court in Anambra where the party was born in Awka and challenged the authenticity of the leadership of the NNPP.

 

“Do you know what the court ruled? If they ever mentioned that again, they would find themselves in Kirikiri.

 

“He is still the leader of the party and I want people to understand something. Kwankwaso was being called ‘Madugu’ before he joined even the PDP.

 

“He was also called ‘Jagora’. The meaning of Madugu and Jagora is leader. So, he is not only a leader in NNPP, but he is also a universally accepted person as a leader and manager of human beings who has done well for the people.

 

“That is why they love him.”

 

Background

On Friday, the supreme court certified the election of Yusuf as Kano governor.

 

A five-member panel of the apex court held that the tribunal and the court of appeal erred by sacking Yusuf, candidate of the NNPP, as governor of Kano.

 

The supreme court had reserved judgment after hearing the appeals on December 21, 2023.

 

In March 2023, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Yusuf as the winner of the Kano governorship election.

 

The Kano governor scored 1,019,602 votes to defeat Yusuf Gawuna of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who polled 890,705 votes.

 

In September, the Kano governorship election petition tribunal sacked Yusuf as governor of the state.

 

The tribunal deducted 165,663 votes from the 1,019,602 recorded for Yusuf because the ballot papers were not stamped, signed and dated as required by law.

 

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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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