4 February 2012
A 15-member Consultative Committee, set up by Kano State Government in the wake of the January 20, 2012 bomb blasts in the state, has submitted its reports, lamenting the uncontrolled influx of foreigners into the state. The committee, which submitted its report to the
governor, Engineer Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, yesterday acknowledged the springing up of unplanned settlements all over the place, harbouring strangers without any proactive system of monitoring their activities. Kano State
Other subjects of the report include huge rural-urban migration, the almajiri (young boys on the streets) syndrome, teeming unemployed youth and grinding poverty, all of which, it said, had combined to exacerbate the security situation in
. Kano State
Also acknowledged by the committee, which was chaired by an elder statesman, Alhaji Magaji Dambatta and has Barrister Abubakar Baralabe Mahmud ( SAN) as Secretary, are issues of high birth rate among the common people as well as corruption in the society.
The committee summed that, with the virtual collapse of governance structure at the community level, which makes it impossible to keep tract of activities in local communities; abuse of town planning regulations, illegal motor parks, petty trading premises and armies of motorcyclists among others, “
has unfortunately been reduced to what can be described as an urban jungle”. Kano