Southern Kaduna People feel that I have not done enough – Bala Bantex
The Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, Bala Bantex, has declared that he needs more prayers than the governor of the state, Nasir El-Rufai.
Speaking at the graduation of students of the Centre for the Study of Christian-Muslim relations in Kaduna, over the weekend, Bantex, disclosed that his people have been mounting pressure on him, following the crisis in Southern Kaduna.
The Deputy Governor, who hails from Southern Kaduna noted that some people in Southern Kaduna believe he has not done enough to protect their interest.
According to Bantex,“As the deputy governor of Kaduna state, I need more prayers probably more than the governor.
“This is because we are living in a state where religion and ethnicity are the prism which we want to measure the successes or failure of government, and you know that this is not right.
“As a Christian who is working with a governor who is a Muslim, I have, on many occasions, been requested to act. I have not had it easy. I need your prayers.
“Here is a gentleman who after taking the oath of office on the 29th of May, 2015, has kept a sharp focus on the content of that office.”
Bantex also described El-Rufai as a man who has the interest of all, adding that the governor usually asks him to consider the fact that he will be accountable to God for every action he takes.
He said, “Each time we sit in the executive council, he (el-Rufai) keeps drawing my attention to the need to take decisions, bearing in mind that we will one day stand before God to defend our actions.
“Here is a man who has a wholesome sense of justice and fairness. In accordance with our oath of office, this gentleman, in the demand for fairness as enshrined in that oath of office has been placing programmes, projects across the state without preference to any section.
“Look at the huge investment which we recently showcased in the event (Kadinvest) we had about three days ago.
“Anybody who watched that programme will see that the investors that came in made up their minds on the area they wished to invest in, and the governor supported them by giving them the land they require.
“Most of these investments coincidentally are in the southern part of the state. He did not convince the investors to take their investments elsewhere.”