The Kano State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has condemned the demolition of commercial buildings in the State, describing the action of Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf as ”barbaric and wanton destruction of the people’s means of livelihood”.
The new NNPP-led administration in Kano has vowed to demolish all illegaly structures and recover public property appropriated by the APC-led government to private citizens.
The state Deputy Chairman of the APC, Shehu Maigari, made the condemnation while addressing a news conference at the NUJ Press Centre in Kano on Tuesday.
“Kano being a megacity and the commercial nerve center of the Northern region and other West African countries, is now facing a serious calamity from the NNPP-led administration.
“This barbaric and wanton destruction of the people’s means of livelihood by the State Government calls for serious prayers by all well-meaning persons, as the people are now counting their losses in billions of Naira,” Maigari said.
He said the demolition had paralyzed and brought to a standstill commercial activities at the famous Kantin Kwari and Kofar Wambai markets, among other business centers in the city.
“We, therefore, call on all those affected to exercise patience, maintain calmness and explore all legal means to protect their properties and seek legal redress for the damages done and the losses incurred,” the deputy chairman said.
The party also urged parents and guardians in the city to caution their children and wards on the dangers of them being used as “agents of destruction by the NNPP-led administration”.
Maigari also asked security agencies in the state to “step up action that will restore the people’s confidence in the light of the shock and calamity that befell the state”.
“Finally, we assure the good people of Kano State of our support and concern in this trying period,” he said.