The New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) government of Kano state, has said that the immediate past All Progressives Congress (APC) government of Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, left the state with a debt burden of N500 billion.
Deputy governor of the state, Aminu Abdussalam Gwarzo, who stated this in Kaduna while chairing the North-West Zonal Meeting of NNPP emphasized that the debt owed by the past government may be in excess of N500 billion, at the end of the ongoing verification process.
The deputy governor at a meeting chaired by the party’s Northwest Chairman, Shehu Bello, said the huge debt burden had impeded the smooth take-off of the NNPP government in Kano.
He said, “We came into office inheriting a government that left us with nothing but debt. Initially, it was N300 billion, but now it is approaching N500 billion, and we are still counting.
“Once we complete the assessment, we will inform Nigerians, especially our fellow Kano residents, about the total debt left behind.”