The Kano State government has denied reports of an alleged comment purportedly made by the Deputy Governor of the state, Aminu Abdulsalam-Gwarzo, on the recent President Bola Tinubu’s N8,000 palliative plan.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor, Ibrahim Shuaib on Saturday.
According to the statement, the Deputy Governor who clarified himself on the matter stated that the reports falsely claimed that he criticized President Tinubu’s administration to allocate N500 billion to support Small and Medium Scale Enterprises through the banking of Industry, which was false.
The statement read in part: “Abdulsalam-Gwarzo had referred to a news segment he watched on Thursday morning featuring Senator Ali Ndume, who expressed concern about the allocation formula.
“The deputy governor made this reference while receiving a delegation from the Kano Cooperative Society at the Government House, Kano, as they commemorated the 2023 International Day of Cooperatives.
“Nowhere in the deputy governor’s statement did he mention the name of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“The allocation formula had been designed even before President Tinubu assumed office.
“Therefore, the reports misinterpreted Abdulsalam-Gwarzo’s comments, failing to grasp the essence of his statement.”
However, the statement restated that the Kano government’s commitment, under the leadership of Governor Abba Kabir-Yusuf, remains loyal in supporting Tinubu’s vision for a peaceful and united Nigeria.