Former governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, popularly called Gandollar, following a leaked video where he was captured hiding dollars inside his clothes, has again been found complicit in contracts racketeering as investigations have revealed how he enriched cronies using Kano state tax payers’ money, thereby violating the Code of Conduct Bureau for public officers involved in procurement.
The Code of Conduct Bureau for officers involved in procurement prevent such an officer from awarding contract to a contractor if such contract will incur a certain kind of interest to them or if they are in a way or the other related to the contractor in any form.
SecretReporters in its investigations gathered that Ganduje, using one of the ministries, awarded a contract to his political ally, Abdullahi Abbas.
Abdullahi Abbas is the chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Kano state, and it is the party of the former governor of the state.
Investigations by SecretReporters on the Kano State Public Procurement portal, gathered that the former governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje awarded a contract worth ₦70,017,773.41 to a company managed by his party faithful Abdullahi Abbas.
The contract was awarded through the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, for the renovation works at Dandalama Senior Secondary School in Kano state. The contract was awarded to Ahub Impex Limited on 6th May 2022.
Ahub Impex Limited with registration number 1092552, was incorporated in Abuja, in the year 2013. The company’s registered address is located at 21 Life Camp, Wuse 11 , Abuja , FCT.
During the course of investigation, it was gathered that Ahub Impex Limited has three key directors as its management staff. The names of the key directors are Umar Abbas, Abbas Hafsat, Abbas Abdullahi, Abbas Ahmad and Abbas Hawwa’u
Abdullahi Abbas the current chairman of Ganduje’s party in Kano State was also the chairman of the caretaker committee in the state for the just concluded general elections. In February 2023 Abdullahi’s Investigations, prosecution and arrest was ordered by a High Court in Kano state following a suit filed against him by Mahmoud Lamido on allegations of threat to life, disruption of peace and hate speeches.