Secretary to Kano State Government (SSG), Dr. Baffa Bichi, has disclosed that the symbolic Tumbin Giwa roundabout at the state government house was demolished because it had a Christian cross.
AbbaYusuf, the political son of Rabiu Kwankwaso, Ganduje’s predecessor and rival, has been demolishing structures built by the former governor since office assumption on May 29th.
Bichi offered the new explanation days after the state government revealed that the roundabout which serves as a symbol of the state’s Golden Jubilee was demolished in the interest of the public.
While featuring on a radio programme, ‘Barka da Hantsi’ on Freedom Radio, Bichi who emphasised two concerns related to the roundabout, cited the presence of a cross sign on the roundabout as one of the contentious aspects that led to its removal.
“If you take a drone to take the picture from the top, you will see a cross. In Kano, you cannot do that. Not only that it is in Kano, but in the Government House roundabout. This is against our norms and values and also against the teachings of Islam.
“Another reason is that the roundabout is blocking people from seeing others from different directions. That is causing holdup and accidents along Government House road. This is not a wise decision.
“Secondly, the Hotoro interchange flyover is also carrying a big cross. We have to look at that too. This means if you are viewing Kano from the top using a drone, you will see two big crosses. That of the Government House and the flyover. We will not let that be.”