NNPP urges bank to ignore Ganduje’s N10bn CCTV loan request
The New Nigeria People’s Party in Kano State has asked Access Bank not to honor Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje’s 10 billion naira loan request to install CCTV cameras in the ‘State. He also asked other financial institutions to refrain from lending money to the state for the sake of the new government.
The party said the demand was a misplaced priority and another ploy to mortgage the future of the state by racking up debt.
NNPP Kano State Chapter Chairman Umar Doguwa in a statement on Friday urged state lawmakers to reject the governor’s proposal. He said there were more pressing needs in the state including WASSCE tuition fees and water shortage.
He said in particular: “Governor Ganduje seems to be using his seat of power to mortgage the future of the state and our children. The general public will recall that in the past, our party’s presidential hopeful, Dr. Rabiu Kwankwaso, deployed CCTV in strategic locations across the state.
“However, the current administration, which is seeking a N10 billion loan to install new ones, has failed to manage them well, so the good people of Kano cannot trust a governor to installing new ones to their detriment.
“We implore the honorable members (of the State Legislative Assembly) to put the needs of the good people of Kano before the governor’s insatiable desire to destroy the future of the state before defeating them in the 2023 election. We also call on Access Bank to resist any temptation to advance a loan to borrowing Governor Ganduje who is determined to mortgage the state to satisfy his end.
He said the 15 billion naira previously borrowed by the governor had not been put to good use, adding that the state still had many children out of school while some could not afford their examination fees.
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