A Kano High Court presided over by Justice Lawan Wada yesterday ordered the removal of Kwankwasiyya inscription from all public buildings in the state
Delivering a judgment in a suit before the court, Justice Wada averred that the practice of writing Kwankwasiyya inscription on public buildings was illegal, as public buildings were executed with public funds and should not be personalized by any political group with its slogan inscribed on them. The court also granted an order compelling the defendants to remove the inscription and stop further placement of such inscription on public buildings.
“All public projects executed or being executed by the state government were done with public funds entrusted to the governor,” Justice Wada ruled.
Three people: Alhaji Abdullahi Barkun, Alhaji Hamisu Danwawu and Alhaji Hassan Indabawa filed a suit before the court in 2012 challenging the administration of former governor Rabiu Kwankwaso over the inscription of Kwankwasiyya.
According to the writ of summons, the plaintiffs joined the former governor, his attorney general and the state government as defendants.