Igbos Are Kano Indegene – Governor Ganduje Reveals

Governor Ganduje of Kano State
Governor Ganduje of Kano State

Reacting to the quit notice issued by Arewa Youths demanding that Igbos should exit the North by October 1st, the Governor of Kano State, Mallam Abdullahi Ganduje said Kano State would protect everyone residing in the state against violence. According to Daily Post, the Governor made the statement while addressing reporters at the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Secretariat in Abuja, on Wednesday, July 28. Governor Ganduje revealed that every resident in Kana is an indigene of the  state, and therefore has equal rights as enshrined in the Constitution of Nigeria.

He further disclosed that the issue of settler/indegene dichotomy in managing the affairs of the State has been abolished and Igbos are free to remain. According to him, “Nobody gave a quit notice in Kano. Even when they heard (about it), they (Igbo) said they were not going anywhere and we too told them that they are not going anywhere. “So, it is an issue that we in Kano, want to show as an example of national integration. Therefore, in Kano we are speaking with the people and, in fact, we have even abolished the issue of indigenes versus settlers. Everybody in Kano is an indigene of Kano but there are some indigenes of Kano with primordial claim which is a fact.”

The quit notice has drawn a lot of criticisms from from prominent Northerners among whom is the Chairman of Dangote Group, Alhaji Alico Dangote who described the quit notice issuers as people who “have no relevance and values” and expressed shock why everybody was talking about it.



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