Kano multimillion roundabout demolished for its Christian Cross, says State Govt

By Sanusi Sani, Kano

The multimillion naira beautiful roundabout in Kano was demolished for the Christian Cross etched on it, the Secretary to the Kano State Government, Baffa Bichi has said.

He said the Roundabout built by his predecessor, Abdullahi Ganduje had a Christian Cross which negates the values of the people of Kano who are predominantly Muslims

Baffa spoke on Freedom Radio in Kano middle of this week.

He said “The roundabout is obstructing the view of motorists, and secondly, if you use a drone camera, you will see that the roundabout has large design of a cross on top of it.

“And over 9.99 or 100 percent of Kano indigenes are Muslims. So you can’t have a structure with a large inscription of the cross on it. It’s against Islamic values.”

He said further “Our clerics told us that whenever our beloved Prophet Muhammad saw anything, no matter how little, with a sign of cross on it, he would ensure that such a thing is destroyed.

“So any picture of Kano you snap, you would see a large sign of the cross on it, even the Muhammadu Buhari underpass in Hotoro has a similar design, and I can assure you that plans are underway to make sure those symbols are removed from the bridge.”

Earlier the Chief Press Secretary, Sanusi Dawakin Tofa in a statement made available to our correspondent in Kano had said that the roundabout was substandard prompting the State Government to order its demolition.

But the SSG shed more light on the Government action when he said the roundabout had a Christian Cross.

On the demolition of other private structures in the state he said “Anyone who is defending the encroachment of public institutions like hospitals, schools and Eid grounds is sick and needs medical attention.

“If you encroached on government land and the government collected it back, there is no way you could claim any compensation.

“All these structures we are demolishing were illegally acquired and shared among officials of the outgone administration.

“So, anyone demanding compensation should go and meet the person that sold the properties to them, because the monies were never remitted into the government account.

“If government collects your property to build infrastructure for the masses, it is obligatory that such individuals would be compensated but that’s not the case here,” Mr Bichi stressed.

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