Court stops Kano from borrowing N10bn for CCTV cameras

court stops kano from borrowing n10bn for cctv cameras
court stops kano from borrowing n10bn for cctv cameras

A Federal High Court in Kano, presided over by Justice Abdullahi Muhammad Liman, has prohibited the Kano State Government from borrowing N10 billion for the installation of CCTV cameras.

Justice Liman issued the ruling after Kano First Forum (KFF) submitted an ex parte motion on June 27 that was sworn to by the Association’s Director-General, Dr. Yusuf Isyaka-Rabiu.

The group, represented by Barr. Badamasi Suleiman-Gandu, petitioned the court to prevent the Governor of Kano from obtaining a N10 billion loan on the basis of noncompliance with loan transaction norms.

In the lawsuit, which names as defendants the Governor of Kano State, the Attorney General of Kano State, the Commissioner of Finance, Kano, and the Speaker of the Kano State House of Assembly, the group accuses the state government of violating the Department Management Office Establishment Act of 2003, the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2007, and the Laws of Kano State 1968.

The action also names Access Bank, the Federal Ministry of Finance, the Debt Management Office, and the Fiscal Responsibility Commission as defendants.

In addition to prohibiting the state government from borrowing the money, Justice Liman directed the plaintiff to serve the Federal Ministry of Finance, the Debt Management Office, and the Fiscal Responsibility Commission with the ruling and the summons.

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