Youth under the auspices of El-Rufai Campaign Organization Group and Continuity Project 2019 has stormed the Kaduna State House of Assembly in protest over what they termed as failure of All Progressives Congress (APC) led government’s failure to keep up with promise of empowering them as scheduled after election.
During the protest in Kaduna, Northwestern Nigeria today, the youth said lack of empowerment by the el-Rufai’s led administration has caused a lot of untold hardship and serious hunger in the land.
The angry youths who gathered in front of Lugard Hall chanting “No more APC in 2019” also blocked major route leading in and out of the Kaduna State House of Assembly leading to serious traffic gridlock.
Addressing news men during the protest, Secretary , El-Rufai Campaign Group Organization, Sadeeq Shuaibu who said governor El-Rufai on his part is doing his best to ensure that the youths in the state are carried along, accused officials working under him of sabotage.
“His excellency has said that he would make Kaduna state Great Again but those who are to assist the governor in making the state a better have been telling lies and deceiving the youths.l
“Although some of the youths who joined the campaign prior to election were employed as traffic workers and some are empowered to start business, but the crews and sailors of governor El-Rufai has sidelined some of us the youths,” he said.
He further added that, the effort of El-Rufai towards engaging jobless youths within the state can hardly reflect as a result of some of his officials who are bias in nature when it comes to job appointment and empowerment.
Shuaibu lamented that majority of them who went through the ‘thick and thin’ to vote the APC government into power are been sidelined, adding that those representing them have neglected.
“Most of the youths you see protesting today were stabbed and maltreated during election. But today, here they are with no job and assistance.”
“We want the executive governor of Kaduna state to know that what ever plan he has for the youths has not reache it destination. It never gets to the youths, instead, those working under his cabinet are reaping the benefit either taking it to their families, or friends,” he concluded.