Kaduna must be saved from deterioration – El-Rufai

A former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory and senior member of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Nasir El-Rufai yesterday said Kaduna State, which used to be a reference point for peaceful coexistence, must be saved from further deterioration.

Mr. El-Rufai said this in a statement ahead of his public declaration of his aspiration for the governorship of Kaduna, which will hold later in September.

In a statement Thursday in Kaduna, the former Minister said, “Our state, Kaduna, is now fragmented across ethnic and religious lines. Without federal allocations, the state cannot survive. Our renowned educational institutions are decaying, while unemployment and youth restiveness are visible. Trust in government is low and the essentials needed to stimulate socio-economic development are most lacking. The Kaduna state that was once a point of reference in peaceful coexistence, progress and fairness in the Northern region in particular and Nigeria as a whole is now lagging behind most states created recently.”

Arguing that the state must be saved, Mr. El-Rufai said “The situation should not and must not be allowed to deteriorate further; otherwise the cohesive fabric of our community may be completely destroyed. Bearing these in mind and after deep reflection and wide consultations with stakeholders who cherish the importance of providing good leadership, I have resolved to contest for the office of the Governor of Kaduna State on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the 2015 elections.”

The aspirant, who added that development of the state must be confronted, said, “We do not underestimate, by any means, the challenges ahead. We also appreciate the enormity of the tasks ahead and the potential land mines that the ruling party will inevitably place on our path. We therefore, most humbly, solicit your guidance, support and prayers as we begin the journey to rebuild Kaduna State and put our people on the road to peace and prosperity.”


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  • Usman

    that is true, we are totally behind you

  • u s man

    We needed a young vibrant people like el rufai to steer the mantle of leadership in kaduna state. We need people dat re fearless dat can take d state 2 D promise land. I wonder what is happening in kaduna anytime I travel 2 kano. Infact, come see developmental project going on virtual in every sector. Kanawa re lucky 2 ve such a man

    • Shola

      Duly expected from you. An not surprised

  • Shola

    If you win I will leave Nigeria. You can never win. You are better as a hungry Facebook activist.

    • emmanuel

      Na so, facebook activist who does not know that his followers on facebook would never vote for him in real life elections.

    • Tonnero

      You had better start leaving now. After all, you already have Margaret Thatcher as your monicker although i am not sure if anyone will receive people like you. Depraved souls like you are not needed here anyway. Time to try and fix things that you and your paymasters have destroyed.

    • Manillow

      Being in Nigerian ur contribution is nothing, nobody even know of ur existence, so if u leave what difference will that make? Even if ur old man leave nobody will feel his absence in ur street not to talk of u, yeye guinea fowl…..

    • Ralia Ahmad

      better start packing because by the grace of Almighty God he is going to win.

  • emmanuel

    Divided along ethnic and religious lines?

    It would be worse if El-Rufai becomes tje governor, because he is an avowed enemy of the cross.

    • blogNaija

      u don’t know him!
      he hit all across- like blindfolded justice executioner. the class in our society don’t like that, you know!

    • Ralia Ahmad

      bloody liar

  • Patrick

    Wish more people of his calibre will join the race accross the country. I read his autobiography, a man with a track record and history, no gaps. His effort atBPE and FCT is second to none. His interventions in the virtual space is deep and profound. I do not know him personally and do not wish to but I wish the best for Nigeria. For Kaduna state, he has done what he needs to do, it is up to them to vote for him or reject him. As a country we need men and woman that are professionals not jobless people whose only means of livelihood is government and government.
    Fashola in Lagos is a good example. There are others out there but few.

  • the Pope

    Mallam, we are living witnesses to what u did in Abuja. You simply recovered the capital from decay. Every discussion on Abuja is divided by el-rufai time line; before el-rufai and after el-rufai.
    May the Lord prosper ur campaign.

  • Goodluck_Nigeria

    Animal !!!

  • tiiye

    It is good to receive and propagate the Revelation in our mother tongue. This is impossible when you are naive and succumbing to the seduction of the powers-that be. For instance, the Yoruba people belong to the Afro-Asiatic cultural milieu where you have the Cradle of Humanity where the Revelation came in His purest form. Today, however, the Yoruba have neglected their Birthright in the Afro-Asiatic. They have fallen to the predating powers of the belligerent, the neo-imperialists and neo-colonialists especially from the kabbalah Caucasians who are funding and equipping the terrorists and insurgents. These neo-colonialists are the ones controlling translation and publishing of the Scriptures. The Yoruba need children who are both spiritually and intellectually strong to come out of all captivities.