How Kwankwaso ‘abandoned’ over $1m Kano funds in Ukraine – Gov Ganduje

Abdullahi Ganduje, Governor of Kano State has accused ex-governor of the state, Rabiu Kwankwaso of allegedly paying over

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Abdullahi Ganduje, Governor of Kano State has accused ex-governor of the state, Rabiu Kwankwaso of allegedly paying over $1 million to a university in Ukraine.

Ganduje said Kwankwaso ‘abandoned’ the money in the University and that no student from the state was sent to study there.

The Nation reports that Ganduje’s Senior Special Assistant on Higher Education, Dr. Hussaini Akilu Jarma, made the disclosure on Tuesday, during the inauguration of the State Scholarship Disbursement Committee.

A statement by Abba Anwar, Chief Press Secretary to Ganduje quoted Jarma as saying the questionable payment was made by Kwankwaso as part of his foreign scholarship programme.

Jarma said, “Investigation reveals that a sum of $1,304,618 was abandoned in one University in Ukraine, when the sum was taken there during the last administration in the state.

“No student was sent to the university at all. The money was sent unattended and un-utilised. We said business should not be as usual anymore.”

By Igwe Osita LB

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