Kano State government has debunked reports that Governor Abdullahi Ganduje was among the three governors fingered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission as having stashed away funds in their houses.
This much was contained in a statement issued earlier today by the Commissioner for Information, Mallam Muhammad Garba, indicating that while the EFCC did not mention the identity of the governors, many reports “went ahead to make such false reference.”
He stated that the report, “which lacks texture for an investigative story,” was either the imagination of the publishers or a deliberate attempt to tarnish the governor’s image.
Garba noted that Governor Ganduje did not acquire billions of naira and stash it away.
The Commissioner added that Kano is one of the few states that consistently pays its workers’ salary, even as, at the time of the release of the false report, posting of the October salary had commenced.
He, therefore, called for the “retraction of the story and an unreserved apology from the publishers, failure of which the state government would not hesitate to take legal action.”