Kwankwaso dares Jonathan‎ to probe Kano’s finances

Former Governor Of Kano State Rabiu Kwankwaso

The Kano State Government, has reacted to the alleged moves by the Federal Government to probe the state’s finances, saying it is ready for every politically motivated mission of the Goodluck Jonathan-led administration.

Speaking in an interview, the state Commissioner of Information, Nuhu Abubakar, said since the beginning of the government of Rabiu Kwankwaso, the state government had publicised every extract of its weekly executive council meetings.

He urged the Federal Government to emulate the state in publishing every aspect of its public spending.

“In fact it is the Federal Government that today is so afraid to let Nigerians know what they are doing with public money because nobody knows how much is approved in each of their council meetings,” Mr. Abubakar said.

He noted that the problems with the presidency was that it was not happy that places like Kano and Lagos, two of the most populous states in Nigeria, were fully controlled by the opposition. He said the fact remained that no serious central government could afford to lose these states.

“That is why they are mad in trying to cause confusion in Kano thinking they will get what they want,” he said. “When you are talking of a lack of probity and accountability, it is the Federal Government under President Goodluck Jonathan that is not only nationally but internationally being questioned. Today, you have serious stealing of the nation’s oil, which has never happened in the history of Nigeria; the massive allegations of fraudulent acts among some of his ministers, which he intentionally blinds his eyes to.”

Mr. Abubakar stated that it was only in the Jonathan Government that when an allegation of fraud was raised, rather than taking it on with all seriousness, the government would turn on the whistle-blower and ensure that he is dealt with.

“This is not speculation, not allegations, but fact. It happened with Sanusi Lamido Sanusi. It happened with so many other people who have since fallen apart with the government,” he said. “That is why, like I told you earlier, we are not in any way afraid of them. We are fully ready for them because we have no skeleton in our backyard to hide. We do publish every single kobo we spend on a weekly basis, right from the day we assumed office. It is there for everybody to see, and this is probity and accountability – making people to know what you are doing with their money. Not, after your weekly meetings, unleashing the information minister to flash out some of what you have discussed and hide the major ones from the hearing and knowledge of the public, like they do.”

The Commissioner said, to his knowledge, there was speculation around the local government funds.

“They should go to every of the 44 local government areas of Kano and see what we did with the money. In fact, it is in Kano that, in every of these councils, you have 5 km roads, dualised ones with street lights, built with public money. You have schools of Arabic studies as well as Technical schools in all the councils. Beside these, we have employed hundreds of people, not mentioning our giant strides in agriculture.

“It is on notice that the Federal Government under President Jonathan is not happy with us, that we left the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Congress, APC. There is nothing they can do. We are not in any way afraid of their baseless and unfounded allegations, if there is any, because right not we have not received any official notifications from anywhere. All that is being said is on the line of allegations but it is good to react to it; not until you are been knocked down then you will be looking for who will sympathise with you.”


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  • redeem

    until Efcc moves in to investigate u–just shut up–yr goro mouth—-that is the way APC behaves–use the media to chase the president—-beyond that they are very empty————-is it Jonathan who would do that————for u——————–now u dare the president————-did Alams of bayelsa state dare ribadu yr fulani brother–before he arrived heathrow–airport–the era of the fulanis acting as if the own Nigeria more than the average ijaw man is over———–u have nothing in your pocket–a poor wretched governor who became what he is today via the blessings bestowed unto the Niger delta by God–now u yearn to challenge the figures that have been feeding feeding– u—–how many LGAs do u have in Kano–then tell us how many Bayelsa has—u are lucky to have jonathan as president–if I were to be in his shoes i will devote my time to fighting for resource control–then we shall see how u will use yr cows to pay wages of yr civil servants–in the fulani north–sasd that Nigeria is now owned by settlers-at the expense of natives-very unafrican

    • Abubakar M. Yakasai

      Lol! @Redeem, you are not even ashamed of yourself…

      • ALKANAWY

        Apart from investigating Kano finances, Nigeria’s Security agencies should focus their search light on Kwankwaso, the leading political desperado in Nigeria, for the new spate of bombings using innocent girls.

        It is obvious that in his quest to be the new face of opposition in Nigeria, Kwankwaso can do anything. We note that rather than support General Buhari to become APC candidate and win the 2015 presidential election, Kwankwaso is flagrantly and dubiously contesting against him. He is proving to be a real betrayer of Buhari and those who supported him to take control of APC in Kano to the detriment of those who had labored along with the General to consummate the merger.

        • Yusuf

          Be sincere to yourself and stop lying. Don’t forget the day of reckoning when………

    • checkmate

      Thanks God kwankwaso had shoes when he became the governor. What of the shoeless ogogoro drunkard who was brought by Obasanjo. You guys need to thank OBJ for bringing you out of your creeks. INGRATES

  • ALKANAWY

    Kwankwaso’s bluff must be called off. He is simply a thief, a deceit. By the time investigation commences, both the commissioner and his benefactor will sing different music. Go ahead EFCC, please go and catch the common thief!

  • Shrekker

    Kwakwanso has started again.

  • Usman

    never in the history of Nigeria had a governor ever dared the president to probe his account, this man is simply the best, solid, incorruptible and forward thinking leader

  • Usman

    your projects are speaking for you, unfortunately for GEJ, even his federal government has not done what you did as a governor, keep going, we really appreciate

  • Olukayode

    Jonathan Good-luck is the leader of this country and is shirking his primary responsibility of ensuring the peace and security of our dear country by decidedly refusing to (1) publicly condemn and disown in clear terms, the outbursts of thugs or emotional illiterates like Ayo Fayose (2) shooting at innocent and law abiding citizens in Port Harcourt -who possibly could be PDP supporters- going about their lawful business in their own town. The idiots shooting at them weren’t even sure whether or not they were going to a political rally. However, if APC wants to be taken seriously as organisational, professional, and a government-in-waiting they should have Press Officers that bring such issues to the public domain and tell us how they are handling them. They and clearly Nigeria cannot afford them to play ‘nutty professors’ that led them to loss of Ekiti State. Going by the deafening silence of Jonathan Goodluck on these criminal activities, Nigeria is probably drinking at ‘The Last Chance Salon’. APC’s leadership should show us why we should entrust them with the leadership of our dear country, from now on.