Kano Government orders removal of all Kwankwasiyya inscriptions on public buildings

The Kano State House of Assembly on Wednesday ordered the immediate removal of all Kwankwasiyya inscriptions from public buildings in Kano metropolis and other local government areas of the state.

The directive followed a motion by Alhaji Baffa Babba-Dan-Agundi, member representing Kano Municipal Constituency and Chairman, House Committee on Education. The motion was unanimously adopted by all the 40 members of the State Assembly.

According to freedom radio program inda ranka, Kwankwasiyya city was now named after a reknown Izala cleric Sheik Jafar Adam , wheras Amana city was named after Qadiriyya cleria Sheik Nasiru Kabara and Bandirawo city named after Khalipha Isiyaka Rabiu of Tijjaniyya sect.

The House urged the 44 local government councils to comply with the order within one month. The House directed that the Kwankwasiyya inscriptions, linked to former Gov. Rabiu Kwakwanso, be replaced with the names of prominent citizens of the state.

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