Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, yesterday, laid the foundation for the construction of 4,126 shops for textile traders at the cost of over N5 billion, assuring the people of the state that their commonwealth “is in safe hands.”
He said, “I have made a covenant with God to be upright in handling our commonwealth, and that I will do all I can to restore the dignity and integrity of this state by using your treasury judiciously.”
Governor Ganduje, who laid the foundation for the construction of the 4,126 shops at the cost of over N5 billion, noted that the era of misusing of peoples funds is over.
Ganduje further assured: “I promised that in my four years’ tenure, I will not steal or divert Kano’s treasury, but will use the money for the growth of the ancient city. The new shops, which were steps to check incessant fire outbreaks at Kano Textile Market, will be linked with nine access roads that would cost N917 million.
“Under the proposed plan, about 336 shops have been awarded at N801 million, while another 280 shops have also been awarded at N667 million.”
The governor explained that the four major markets in the state, comprising Kurmi, Kwari Textile Market, Yanlemo and Dawanau markets are going to receive government’s attention.
Speaking at the event, the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, urged Kano people not to relent in protecting the state against hoodlums and suspected persons. He tasked Kano indigenes to stop the usual blame games and engage in things that would improve their economic values.