Governor Expresses Concern
During a meeting with representatives from the Kano Cooperative Society, Governor Abba Yusuf voiced his concern over the unequal distribution of allocations among states in Nigeria. He highlighted that the allocation was heavily skewed, with Lagos State receiving 47 percent, making it the highest beneficiary, followed closely by the South-South Zone, receiving 17 percent. The governor deemed this distribution method as unfair, unconstitutional, and illegal, emphasizing the need for immediate action to rectify the situation.
Call for Addressing the Issue
Governor Yusuf called upon the relevant authorities and members of the National Assembly to address the issue promptly. He urged them to take appropriate measures against those responsible for the unequal distribution. The governor expressed his commitment to supporting Cooperative Societies in their efforts to alleviate poverty and restore balance in resource allocation.
Government’s Dedication to Eradicating Poverty
Deputy Governor Aminu Gwarzo reiterated the administration’s primary objective of eradicating poverty in Kano State. He reaffirmed the government’s dedication to ensuring the equitable distribution of resources and opportunities across all regions of the country. The meeting served as part of the commemoration of the 2023 International Day of Cooperatives, highlighting the vital role of cooperatives in promoting economic and social development.