el-Rufai Yet To Build A Hut, But Marks 2, 000 Govt Houses For Sale

Nasir Elrufai

The lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District , Senator Shehu Sani has said that Kaduna State governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai claimed to be a President Buhari supporter but is putting the change he promised in his pocket.

According to Shehu Sani, el-Rufai who is yet to build a hut in Kaduna, has put about 2,000 houses for sale.

Shehu Sani also asked el- Rufai , to shelve his presidential ambition, saying many of those who claim to be loyal to President Muhammadu Buhari are opportunists.
Sani , in a statement on Wednesday , said while El- Rufai accused Buhari of running a failed government through a memo , the governor “ has failed also woefully.”
The lawmaker said, “He (El- Rufai ) thinks President Muhammadu Buhari failed but he never invited PMB to even commission a completed toilet in his state . Under El- Rufai, Kaduna has become a hub of kidnappers and a sanctuary for herdsmen.
“The very governor who once condemned the National Assembly for lack of transparency has proven to be worse. El – Rufai wants to be seen as an apostle of Buhari ’s change but he is actually the Judas of change .
“It is hypocritical to promise Nigerians change and end up only ‘putting change in our pockets . ’ There’s nothing progressive about many people who claim to be Buharists ; they are reactionaries and career opportunists who can fit into any government in power .
“I call on El – Rufai to suspend his presidential or vice presidential ambitions and concentrate on proper governance of the state . ”
Sani recalled that an online news portal , SaharaReporters had reported about the alleged “systemic nepotism, opacity and complete absence of transparency ” in the governance of Kaduna , saying that the report is factual about the reality of the situation in the state.
He alleged , “Journalists in Kaduna State are under siege ; blackmailed, arrested, pocketed or threatened with arrest and, as such , could not have written such a story . El- Rufai jails journalists like Pinochet or Stalin. El- Rufai is a man with a mouth for criticism but without a stomach for criticism . In his two years in office, he has jailed not less than seven journalists in Kaduna , of which many are in court .
“Kaduna State is run like a personal ‘family and friends estate ’ without any meaningful physical achievement other than sponsored media propaganda . El – Rufai has no money to pay traditional rulers he recently sacked but has money to dispense as contracts to family, friends and political cronies .
“El- Rufai has enough money to pay herdsmen but no money to pay district heads . Kaduna is today littered with abandoned drainages to the point that the rainy season has turned Kaduna into a ‘coastal state with creeks . ’ He is auctioning over 2 ,000 government houses he inherited but he has yet to build a hut



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