The Kano state government claimed that Governor Abdullahi Ganduji was one of three governors accused by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of hiding funds at home in a false report.
A statement from Information Commissioner Malam Muhammad Garba on Sunday said that while the EFCC did not mention the governor’s identity, the online publication “continues to make such false mentions.”
He said the report “lacks the texture of an investigative story” and is either the publisher’s imagination or a deliberate attempt to undermine the governor’s image.
Garba pointed out that Governor Ganduj did not get billions of naira and hide them.
The commissioner added that Kano is one of the few states that consistently pays workers, even when the false reports were issued, with wages already starting to be released for October.
He therefore called for “the retraction of the story and an unreserved apology from the publisher, and failure to do so would not hesitate to take legal action by the state.”
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