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Why We Demolished Roundabout Built By Ganduje – Kano Govt

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The Secretary to the State Government of Kano State, Baffa Bichi, has explained the reasons for the demolition of a popular roundabout constructed during the Abdullahi Ganduje’s administration.

Bichi shed light on the reasons behind the decision, particularly highlighting the presence of a cross sign on the roundabout as a contentious aspect.

Speaking on the radio programme 'Barka da Hantsi' on Freedom Radio, Bichi outlined two main concerns related to the roundabout. Firstly, he mentioned that the roundabout was obstructing the entrance to the government house gate, which posed logistical challenges for traffic flow and access to the government premises.

Bichi further explained, "Secondly, the presence of a cross sign on the roundabout raised religious sensitivities. In a state with an overwhelmingly Muslim population, it was considered inappropriate to prominently display a cross sign in front of the Government House."

The demolition of the roundabout has sparked discussions among residents, with varied opinions on the matter. While some individuals argue for the preservation of the roundabout as part of the city's heritage, others support the government's decision to address both practical and religious concerns raised.

The government has stated that the roundabout, which once stood as a prominent landmark in the area, will be replaced by a simpler traffic intersection.

As the conversation surrounding the demolition continues, it remains to be seen how Kano residents will respond to the removal of the roundabout and the government's considerations regarding religious symbols in public spaces.


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