- Ex-governor of Kano state, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has been accused of stashing over $1 million in Ukraine
- The state government alleged that the ex-governor stashed the funds in a university in the European country where no Kano state student was studying
- The name of the university was not mentioned by the state government
The Kano state government has alleged that ex-governor of the state, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, paid over $1 million to a university in Ukraine where no Kano state student was studying.
The senior special assistant to governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on higher education, Hussaini Akilu Jarma, stated that the state government made the discovery.
The Nation reports that Jarma stated this on Tuesday, August 14, during the inauguration of the state scholarship disbursement committee.
NAIJ.com gathers that the governor's aide said the payment was made by Kwankwaso as part of his foreign scholarship programme.
The chief press secretary to the governor, Abba Anwar, said in a statement: “Investigation reveals that a sum of $1,304,618 was abandoned in one university in Ukraine, when the sum was taken there during the last administration in the state.
“No student was sent to the university at all. The money was sent unattended and un-utilised. We said business should not be as usual anymore."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that former deputy governor of Kano state Hafiz Abubakar, said that it would be a miracle for governor of the state, Abdullahi Ganduje, to be re-elected in 2019.
The former governor who resigned his position and decamped to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) explained that he quit his position because of irreconcilable differences between him and the Kano state governor.
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