Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf, at the early hours of Wednesday, supervised the demolition of Kano Government House roundabout, one of the innovative legacies of his predecessor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
The action is in continuation of his administration’s policy to demolish all physical structures constructed by the immediate-past administration, considered “illegal.”
However, the demolition of the Government House roundabout has brought new dimension to the exercise as many has begun to consider it as, “political vendetta.”
The demolished roundabout Tower was constructed with over N90 million.
Last Sunday, Governor Yusuf directed Kano Urban Planning and Development Authority (KNUPDA) to demolish Ganduje’s approved structures which the current administration tagged “illegal.”
The Yusuf administration, backed by Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, National Leader and presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) began demolition of Ganduje’s approved structures built on public land and government-owned facilities, two weeks ago.
But Ganduje has maintained that the demolition of the buildings were illegal, arguing that due process was not followed.
On that Sunday, bulldozers brought down shops built by the fence of Sani Abacha stadium, Kofar Mata; GSS Kofar Nasarawa, along IBB Road; including buildings beside GGSS Dukawuya, Goron Dutse; as well as part of Government Girls Secondary School, Dukawiya, within the city.