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Kano govt knocks Sahara Reporters, says Ganduje not fingered by EFCC report on stashed cash

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 Kano govt knocks Sahara Reporters says Ganduje not fingered by EFCC report on stashed cash
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The Kano State government has condemned in strongest terms insinuation by an online publication, Sahara Reporters that Governor Abdullahi Ganduje is one the three governors fingered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as having stashed away funds in their houses.

A statement by the commissioner for information, Muhammad Garba, on Sunday, said while the anti-graft agency did not mention the identity of the governors involved in the act, Sahara Reporters went ahead to make such false reference.

Describing the report as pure fake news, the Commissioner said the story was either the imagination of the publishers or a deliberate attempt to tarnish the image of the governor.

Garba pointed out that Ganduje did not stashed away funds to be purportedly use for table payment of workers’ salaries in an era of e-banking services.

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The commissioner added that Kano has been one of the few states in the federation that consistently pays its workers’ salaries, adding that even as at the time of the release of the false report by SaharaReporters, posting of the October salary had commenced.

He therefore called for the retraction of the story and an unreserved apology from the publishers, failure of which the state government would not hesitate to take legal action.

 

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