The Kano State Government has said Governor Abdullahi Ganduje is one of the three governors fingered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as having stashed away funds in their houses.
This is as the state condemned in strongest terms insinuation by an online publication(Not Kemifilani) that Ganduje was among those on EFCC’s watchlist concerning stashed money.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the state commissioner for information, Malam Muhammad Garba, on Sunday.
The statement “indicated that while the anti-graft agency did not mention the identity of the governors, Sahara Reporters went ahead to make such false reference.”
He said the report which lacks texture for an investigative story was either the imagination of the publishers or a deliberate attempt to tarnish the image of the governor.
Garba pointed out that Ganduje had not acquired the billions of naira stashed away funds involved that could be used to engage in the dreary process of table payment of workers’ salary in this era of e-banking services.
Kano pays workers’ salary
The commissioner added that Kano has been one of the few states in the federation that consistently pays its workers’ salary, even as at the time of the release of the false report by Sahara Reporters, 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.
CBN to redesign naira notes
Recall that the Central Bank of Nigeria announced last week that it would be changing naira notes from N200 up tp N1000.
Explaining the reason for the policy, the federal government stated that it would expose those who have stashed money in houses to be used in buying votes and other nefarious activities come 2023.