Governor Yusuf expressed deep concern over the unresolved disappearance of Abubakar Dadiyata, a respected member and supporter.
Additionally, he shed light on the rampant immorality and mismanagement of public assets under the previous administration, led by Governor Ganduje.
With a firm commitment to justice and accountability, Governor Yusuf pledged to take immediate action and ensure that the state’s resources are rightfully restored.
Rescuing Abubakar Dadiyata:
The plight of Abubakar Dadiyata, who was abducted over three years ago in broad daylight, has haunted the collective conscience of Kano State.
Governor Yusuf empathetically acknowledged this unresolved case in his inaugural address, vowing to prioritize it.
“Earlier, in my inaugural address, I stated that we cannot forget the case of our respected member and supporter, Abubakar Dadiyata, who was whisked away in broad daylight by unknown elements more than three years ago.” – he said
He announced that his government would engage with relevant security agencies across the country to rescue Dadiyata and bring those responsible for his disappearance to justice.
This unequivocal commitment to securing the freedom and safety of a member of the community demonstrates Governor Yusuf’s dedication to upholding the rule of law and protecting the rights of Kano citizens.
“The Kano State Government will take up his case with all relevant security agencies in the country so as to rescue him and bring those responsible to justice. In line with our transition advisory.” – the governor said.
Reclaiming Public Assets:
Governor Yusuf also addressed the issue of public asset misappropriation and the immoral plundering of state resources during the previous administration.
“I am announcing, today, that all public places and assets that were immorally plundered and sold by the Ganduje administration should be taken over by law enforcement agencies pending the final decision of the Government.” – he said.
He highlighted the alarming sale of lands within schools, religious and cultural sites, hospitals and clinics, graveyards and green areas, and even along the historic city walls of Kano.
“We have noted that the last administration had sold lands in and around schools, religious and cultural sites, hospitals and clinics, graveyards and green areas, and along the city walls of Kano.” – the governor said.
The indiscriminate sale of numerous other government-owned properties to cronies and agents further exacerbated this grievance.
“We have also noted that they indiscriminately sold numerous other landed properties and assets belonging to the Kano State Government within and outside the State to their cronies and agents.” – he said.
Governor Yusuf firmly declared that his government would take immediate action to reclaim these public assets.
To ensure that justice is served and the state’s interests are safeguarded, he ordered the law enforcement agencies to assume control of the unlawfully acquired properties until a final decision is reached by the government.
This bold step reflects the Governor’s commitment to rectify past wrongs and restore transparency and accountability in the governance of Kano State.