Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has denied inheriting N9 Billion Pension and Gratuity money left behind by the government of Senator Ibrahim Shekaran.
The Governor stated this during an interactive session with Journalists at the Government House, Kano.
Ganduje stressed that he rather met liabilities of N4 Billion unpaid pension and Gratuity Funds left behind by former Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso administration.
He said, “I met an arrangement with Pensioners’ money being used to build houses at Kwankwasiyya and Amana Cities.
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“Because of that, today, we cannot settle the liabilities incurred from the housing scheme, neither can we settle pension and Gratuity because of the financial difficulties we found ourselves”.
Ganduje added that some states of the Federation barely paid salaries let alone Pension and Gratuity, “but in Kano we are doing our best, one can cross check and see.”
Ganduje berated the slogish attitudes of some Northern states Governors, blaming it as the major catalyst that caused high influx of Almajiri children in Kano State.
He said his administration had made befitting plans and strategies on how to curtail the challenge of Almajiri child in the State.
Ganduje noted that the Northern Governors met on several occasions and discussed measures needed to be taken in addressing the issue of Almajiri child, which among them includes making a legislation on the matter.
“Unfortunately, most of the Northern Governors have not enacted any legislation on Almajiri issue, which is actually causing a lot of set back in actualizing our dreams,” he said.
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