Kano Suspends Projects Over Lack Of Funds

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has suspended the five kilometres road initiated by his predecessor, Rabiu Kwankwaso across the 44 local government areas of the state. The state government has also suspended the joint project on technical schools across the state, due to paucity of funds.

Speaking at the Coronation Hall, as part of activities to mark his first anniversary in office, Ganduje said that it was an open truth that most of the projects were jointly financed by the state and the 44 councils.

Ganduje said when he became governor, he promised to continue with most of the projects inherited, as well as execute new ones but the “paucity of funds, coupled with dwindling resources informed my government to stop most of the projects inherited.”

He said the federal allocation accruable to the state has dropped to N2.6 billion from N5 billion, stressing that it made his administration to look inwards to Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) as bail-out.

Ganduje said that the state had engaged a consultant to manage the IGR, adding that with the present zeal and commitment, the IGR had automatically increased.


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