Drama as Kano LG Chairman leads demolition of site meant for federal lawmaker’s project
The political war between Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State and Sha’aban Sharada, the member representing Kano Municipal Federal Constituency, is fast growing as Kano Municipal LG chairman allegedly led the demolition of a site meant for the lawmaker’s project.
In October, the relationship between Kano State Government and four other federal lawmakers of the state became tense, as the lawmakers petitioned the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) over the crisis rocking the party in the state.
A video posted on social media showed the Kano Municipal LG chairman Fa’izu Alfidiki, leading some youth to demolish the site. Following the incident, people took to social media to condemn the act, attributing it to political vendetta.
A witness said the chairman flanked by scores of youth stormed the project site and demolished it. He said, “They stormed the site and the chairman fell off the signboard of the project before the youth join him in demolishing the site. Sha’aban intended to construct a skill acquisition centre at the site for his constituents.”
Reacting, Fa’izu Alfidiki, said Sharada did not get clearance or permit from Kano State Urban Planning and Development Authority (KNUPDA) for the said project. He said, “he had no clearance or permit from Kano State Urban Planning and Development Authority (KNUPDA) nor had he contacted the state government.
“There are set of guidelines on land use, but he did not follow that. His intention was to just set the people of the local government against the state government. The land belongs to the government of Kano State. He either buy a piece of land for the said project or seek for approval from Municipal Local Government or Kano State government.”
Alfidiki added that the state government reserved the land for the construction of an Islmaiyya primary school.
“The state government will construct an Islamiyya school on the land. Prior to this and to this day nobody contacted the state government or the local government for the land,” he added.
Efforts to hear from Sha’aban Sharada was abortive.
By Raymond Joe & PETERS
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