The All Progressive Congress APC in Kano has described the ongoing demolition exercise of structures designated as illegal by the new NNPP government in the state as a serious calamity in the ancient city.
Speaking at a press briefing on Tuesday, the Deputy State Chairman of the APC, Shehu Maigari, said, “Kano being a mega city and commercial nerve centre of Northern Nigeria and West Africa, is now facing a serious calamity from the NNPP-led administration”.
He said, “No doubt the action of the NNPP government is signalling a bad impression for the citizens, as well as those who come to Kano for various commercial activities”.
Maigari added, “this Barbaric and wanton destruction of peoples’ means of livelihood by the state government calls for serious prayers as innocent persons are now counting their loses in billions”.
The APC Chieftain further alleged that the demolition exercise has now paralyzed and brought commercial activities in the famous Kanti Kwari Textile market, Kofar Wambai and many other places to a standstill.
He worried that the action of the NNPP government has brought unnecessary chaos, rampant vandalism, daylight stealing and grabbing of innocent people’s properties by irate youths.
He said, “The APC condemned the barbaric behaviour in totality because the Ganduje-led government was not the first regime to allocate lands to others as even Kwankwaso himself did so, down to the Abubakar Rimi period”.
The Party then urged those whose properties were destroyed to seek legal redress and get their rights while warning parents to guide their wards against unnecessary criminality.
On the same basis, the APC leaders urged security agencies to do more by restoring public confidence in the wake of what he described as a shocking calamity in the ancient city.