Former Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has slammed his successor, Abba Yusuf, over his comments on President Bola Tinubu’s post-subsidy removal palliative plan.
Ganduje urged Yusuf to concentrate implementing tangible strategies to ease the misery of Kano State residents above criticising Tinubu’s effort.
The outgoing governor expressed his disagreement with his successor’s approach, emphasising the importance of focusing on the welfare of the people.
Yusuf’s critique, delivered through his deputy, Aminu Abdussalam, focused on the Federal Government’s method of distributing the N500 billion palliatives for small-scale enterprises.
He argued that the distribution plan disproportionately favoured Lagos State and the South-South zone, while leaving other states and regions at a disadvantage.
“The distribution of the N500 billion palliatives for small-scale industries is heavily skewed in favor of Lagos state and the South-South zone, leaving other states with significantly lower percentages,” the deputy stated.
However, Ganduje urged Yusuf and the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) to learn from Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, who, according to him, has been making commendable efforts to ease the burdens faced by the masses.
Ganduje encouraged the adoption of effective measures to address the pressing needs of the people instead of criticizing the efforts made by others.
“We call on the NNNP government to borrow a leaf from Governor Uzodinma’s book and focus on initiatives that will alleviate the suffering of the masses,” Ganduje said through his ex-Commissioner for Information and Internal Affairs, Muhammad Garba.