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Kano Govt Critized Over Demolition Of Monument



Kano Govt Critized Over Demolition Of Monument

There has been a public outcry over the overnight demolition of the State multi-million Naira, round about built by the immediate past Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje.

Kano residents woke up to the complete demolition of the structure, conceived and designed by a young female designer, situated at the entrance of the Kano Government House.

The development has now generated public disagreement between the Kano State Government and residents, as many condemn the action.

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Jafar Jafar, a Journalist and a critic of the former All Progressives Congress government and former Governor Ganduje, took to his Facebook page to condemn the demolition,

He wrote, “We must all condemn this thoughtless decision to demolish this monument, designed by a young female architect to commemorate Kano’s Golden Jubilee.

“I support the ongoing demolition of private buildings in schools, hospitals, and mosques but not wanton destruction of public monuments and buildings, simply because they were built by Ganduje. I do not like the politician in Ganduje but I like some of his projects as a governor.”

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However, the Kano State government, in a quick reaction to the public outcry, claimed the monument was demolished in the best interest of the public.

Sunusi Bature Dawakin Tofa the Spokesperson of the NNPP Government, said in a statement that, prior to the exercise, the government had consulted professional Engineers in the relevant fields who ascertained that the roundabout construction was substandard and had the tendency to collapse.

“The Monument poses traffic challenges around the area because of its size, blocking the view of drivers accessing all routes linked through the roundabout.

“The government wishes to make it clear that it becomes necessary to take down the structure for the purposes of immediate reconstruction and downsizing to ensure visibility of the government house entrance and safety of motorists,” the statement added.

Hammed Tajudeen is a graduate of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree with Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication

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