Former Kano Governor Ganduje Challenges CSO to Produce Evidence of N10 Billion CCTV Loan

The immediate past governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has responded to a Civil Society Organization’s (CSO) claims by challenging them to provide evidence regarding a purported N10 billion loan obtained by his administration for the installation of Close Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras in the Kano metropolis.

Ganduje, through his former Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, issued a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, clarifying that a Federal High Court had already restrained his government from acquiring the said loan in 2022.

He dismissed reports credited to the “non-existent” civil society organization, known as the Coalition of Political Analysis Forum and Governance, as misleading and baseless.

Garba emphasized that the organizations behind the allegations were attempting to discredit the former governor without proper understanding of the situation, as they ignorantly called for an investigation into the alleged misuse of the funds.

Furthermore, Garba challenged the CSO to present evidence supporting their claims of the N10 billion Naira loan, highlighting that when the project was initiated during the previous administration, it received formal approval from the State Executive Council and the Assembly due to its significance in enhancing security in the state.

Regrettably, a Federal High Court in Kano had already granted an injunction on July 1, 2022, restraining the government from securing the mentioned loan.

As the issue unfolds, the former governor asserts his commitment to transparency and accountability while defending against what he perceives as unfounded allegations and attempts to tarnish his reputation.

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