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‘It benefits Lagos over the north’, Kano governor opposes N500bn palliatives distribution mechanism

Jul 15, 2023 | Politics | 0 comments

The government announced employing the Bank of Industry to help small-scale enterprises across geopolitical zones.

Via his deputy, Comrade Aminu Abdussalam, the governor claimed the allocation unfairly favoured Lagos state and the South-South zone at the expense of other states and zones.

He stated Lagos would get 47%, the South-South Zone 17%, and other areas much lesser numbers.

Kano Pillars fire technical staff and ban out-of-contract players from camp.

Garbage covers important Kano roads.

“This is unjust, unconstitutional, and illegal,” the governor told Kano Cooperative Society delegates at the state government house.

He urged authorities, especially National Assembly members, to fix the problem and punish those involved.

According to Ibrahim Shu’aibuShu’aibu, the deputy governor’sgovernor’s press secretary, the governor promised to help Cooperative Societies fight poverty and reclaim their authority.

“Committees would be established to review the activities of Cooperative Desk Officers in each Local Government Area, while desk officers would be introduced in major markets such as Dawanau, Kantin Kwari, Yan Lemo to guide and support cooperative activities,” the governor said.

The delegation’s leader, Kano Cooperative Society President Musa Aikawa, stressed the importance of cooperatives in improving members’ lives.

He said the state has approximately 2.8 million cooperative members, mostly youth.

Aikawa asked the state government to help reduce the high unemployment rate.

Mairo Danbatta, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Solid Minerals, advised Kano youth to start cooperative businesses to alleviate unemployment.

Government officials and Kano cooperative education advocates attended the gathering.

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