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Demolition: Kano traders divided over petition to investigate Gov Yusuf, Kwankwaso, others by police

The Board of Trustees of Massallacin Eid Shop Owners and Traders Association, Kofar Mata has dissociated itself from the alleged petition by a faction of Traders calling on the Commissioner of

Police to launch an investigation against Kano State Governor, Engr Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso and

others over the out of court settlement on the ongoing demolition litigation, between the Association and Kano State Government before Federal High Court Sitting in Abuja.

It could be recalled that members of the Massallacin Eid Shop Owners and Traders Association on Thursday through their lawyer, Barrister Ma’aruf Muhammed Yakasai called for the investigation of Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, Abdullahi Baffa Bicihi and others over the demolition.

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However, at a news conference on Friday, the Secretary Board of Trustees of the Association Ibrahim Ammani Abdulkadir stated that the views to boycott the earlier agreement was not majority opinion.

He described the members who addressed journalists on Thursday with a petition to the Commissioner of Police against the incumbent Governor compensation as an illegitimate faction of the Traders.

The Secretary Board of Trustees, noted, “We wish to most to most openly condemn those behind it and advisably called for the rejection of their complaint.”

Ibrahim Abdulkadir on behalf of the Trustees assured Kano State Government and every other person or organization concerned as well as general public, that ” We strongly remained indebted to the verdict of the agreed upon at the Federal Industrial Court Abuja made in December, 2023.

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He further applauded Kano State Government for fulfilling its obligations, promised to give the Applicants their land to construct their shops.

He advised the faction to withdraw their complaints and collaborate with the Board of Trustees for an amicable settlement.


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