The Deputy Governor of Kano State, Alhaji Aminu Gwarzo, says there is no going back on the ongoing demolition of illegal structures in the state capital.
Gwarzo said this during a meeting with members of the Association of Progressive, Tarauni LGA at the Government House on Thursday night.
He emphasised the importance of upholding the rule of law and restoring order in urban areas, while stressing the necessity for the demolition to ensure sustainable urban development.
Gwarzo expressed concern over the negative impact of unregulated structures on infrastructure, drainage systems, and public safety.
The deputy governor condemned the alleged sale of public assets by the previous administration for personal gain, without considering the consequences on the community.
He mentioned the division and sale of lands within the historic Massalacin Waje at Fagge LGA and portions of the Eid prayer ground, saying that they were lands with significant cultural and religious significance.
Gwarzo also expressed dissatisfaction over the sale of portions of graveyards for the construction of shops.
Speaking on the Hajj Camp, he said that facilities within the camp were divided and sold, despite its purpose of serving as an exercise ground for pilgrims.
Gwarzo said that the present administration of Gov. Abba Yusuf, is taking steps to reconstruct the camp and ensure that essential amenities are provided.
The deputy governor also mentioned the demolition of Daula Hotel, originally established by the late Audu Bako to train students in tourism and events planning.
He expressed disappointment that the property was allegedly demolished and sold by the immediate past administration.
In his speech, Malam Nura Dan’jani, Chairman, Association of Progressive Tarauni LGA, expressed support for the ongoing demolition of illegal structures erected and sold by the previous administration.