Ganduje fears for Buhari’s safety in Kano

*Writes Presidency to postpone Kano visit

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje has written to President Buhari to postpone his forthcoming visit to Kano State over security concerns.

This was disclosed in a statement by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary; Abba Anwar, who said the Governor revealed this during an interactive session with scholars, political leaders and the business community in the state at the Government House on Friday.

Deeply concerned with the hardship caused by the limited time given for halting the use of old Naira notes by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), and for security reasons, Kano State governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje reveals that the state resolved and wrote to Presidency that, the visit of the President to commission some projects to be postponed, read the statement.

As we are waiting for this important visit, we found ourselves in this situation, which puts citizens into untold hardship. For security purposes, we wrote to Presidency that President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Kano is postponed.

The Governor lamented that “there are no banks in the rural areas” and that many POS operators had “closed shops due to the uncertainty.”

Fear surrounding the Buhari’s visit to Kano may be unconnected with similar acts of protests in Katsina State where youths threw stones at the cars of government officials in anger against President Buhari who also commissioned some projects in the state.

Recall that the CBN has insisted upon the January 31st deadline for exchange of old and new naira notes. Mr. President has also maintained that there is no going back on the deadline.

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