N500bn palliative sharing formula designed before Tinubu assumed office – Kano deputy gov

The Kano State Government has dismissed as false reports insinuating that it criticised President Bola Tinubu administration’s N500bn palliative sharing formula.

The Deputy Governor, Aminu Abdulsalam-Gwarzo, made the clarification in a statement by his Press Secretary, Ibrahim Shauibu, on Saturday, according to a report by the News Agency of Nigeria.

He said the reports falsely claimed that the deputy governor criticised the Tinubu administration for the allocation of N500bn to support Small and Medium Scale Enterprises through the Bank of Industry.

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.”

The statement further quoted the deputy governor as reaffirming the Kano government’s commitment under the leadership of Governor Abba Kabir-Yusuf to remain steadfast towards supporting Tinubu’s vision for a peaceful and united Nigeria.

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