El-Rufai: I Won’t Share Public Funds With Any Godfather

by on May 17, 2015

Kaduna State Governor-elect, Malam Nasir el-Rufai, has said he will not distribute public fund to individual or group in the state after May 29.

He said his administration will not condone the sharing of public funds with any godfather or group, no matter how highly placed.

El-Rufai spoke at a reception organised for him by the Kaduna Peoples Association held at the Arewa House, Kaduna on Saturday.

He said the state resources would be judiciously utilised for the development of the state and the people.

The governor-elect said the debt profile of the state would be about N100bn before the May 29 handover date.

El-Rufai called for prayers from Nigerians for himself and the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari.

According to el-Rufai, Nigerians should stop congratulating him and the president-elect but should rather pity them and pray for them to succeed in the already “bankrupt economy.”

The former Minister of the FCT added that the government of President Goodluck Jonathan and that of Governor Mukhtar Yero of Kaduna State had run the economy in such a way that the administrations had to obtain loans to pay salaries.

The governor-elect told the gathering that the state government had incurred N90bn debt.

Meanwhile, at a special prayer session for the incoming administration by APC Yoruba Political Forum in Kaduna State also on Saturday, el-Rufai insisted that the incoming government needed prayers from Nigerians.

The governor-elect said, “When people call me to congratulate me or come to congratulate me and General Buhari, I always tell them, ‘thank you, but what we need is your sympathy and prayers’.

“This is because, myself and Buhari are taking over bankrupt governments. It is so bad that the Jonathan administration is finding it difficult to pay salaries. In fact, they have to obtain loan to pay salaries.

“In the case of Kaduna State, ‎the Peoples Democratic Party’s government has incurred debt to the tune of over N90bn and this may get to N100bn before May 29. Therefore, what you have done is exactly what we need to succeed.”

Source: Punch

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