Kano state government said it has discovered the sum of over $1 million allegedly paid by former governor Rabiu Kwankwaso to a university in Ukraine where no Kano state student was studying.
The Nation reports that the senior Special Assistant to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, on Higher Education, Hussaini Akilu Jarma, let the cat out of bag, Tuesday, during the inauguration of the State Scholarship Disbursement Committee.
Jarma said the questionable payment was made by Kwankwaso as part of his foreign scholarship programme.
A statement by Abba Anwar, chief press secretary to the Kano state Governor said, “Investigation reveals that a sum of $1,304,618 was abandoned in one University in Ukraine, when the sum was taken there during the last administration in the state.”
“No student was sent to the university at all. The money was sent unattended and un-utilised. We said business should not be as usual anymore,” he added.