Amid public groaning, Kano State government has demolished the government house roundabout monument builtd by former governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
The new government of Abba Kabir Yusuf cited experts advise for the demolition, adding that, ”the roundabout construction was substandard and has the tendency to collapse between 2023 and 2024”.
”This is because it is(was) done (constructed) with used foam work and too much sandy materials instead of normal cement concrete,” the governor said in a statement signed by his media aide Sanusi Bature.
”Also, the structure is too tall to be placed in front of the government house as it defaces its main gate which blocks the view for security surveillance.
”Additionally, it poses traffic challenges around the area because of its size, blocking the view of drivers accessing all routes linked through the roundabout.
”The government wishes to make it clear that it became very necessary to take down the structure for the purposes of immediate reconstruction and downsizing to ensure visibility of the government house entrance and safety of motorists.”