Kano: Cleric resigns committee appointment to protest sale of mosque’s land

A Kano-based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Tijjani Bala Kalarawi has resigned his appointment as member committee of trustees of Abdullahi Bayero Juma’at Mosque, Fagge, to protest the sales of praying ground by the Kano State Government.

Kalarawi disclosed this on Monday, on a local radio programme in Kano.

The cleric, who described the act as a sheer disregard for the sanctity of God’s worshipping domain, said that it became pertinent for him to resign his membership of the trustee committee because of the indiscriminate buildings and land allocation within the mosque perimeter.

The administration of Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has become popular for allocating and selling plots to private individuals in the State.

Recall that in July 2020, Kano State gubernatorial candidate under the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) in the 2019 general elections, Abba Kabir Yusuf dragged the State government, Mudassir Brothers Nigeria Ltd. and five others before a High Court in the state over alleged diversion of public properties to individuals.

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