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Kano govt official arrested over diverted palliatives

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The Kano State government uncovered a warehouse stocked with diverted food palliatives intended for the underprivileged.

A Senior Special Assistant to Governor Abba Yusuf, Tasiu Al’amin Roba, was arrested by the Kano State Police Command in connection with the alleged diversion of these essential supplies.

Governor Abba Yusuf, accompanied by government officials and journalists, led a discovery mission to the warehouse located at Sharada Industrial Estate on Saturday.

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During the visit, community leader Rabiu Amour, explained, “We know these food items are meant to be distributed to less privileged people, therefore we decided to be whistleblowers.”

Upon inspection, it was revealed that thousands of bags, bearing the governor’s portrait and intended as palliatives, were found repackaged, raising concerns about the misallocation of crucial resources.

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Expressing deep disappointment, the governor vowed stern consequences for those responsible, stating, “The culprits will face punishment for their actions.”

He directed the commissioner of police to take control of the warehouse and conduct a thorough investigation to identify all individuals involved.

Tasiu Al’amin Roba and Abdulkadir Muhammad, alleged to be his accomplice, are expected to be transferred to the criminal investigation department for further inquiry.

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