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Why I Don’t Interfere In Kaduna Governance – El-Rufai



Nasir El-Rufai

Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has stated that he doesn’t interfere in Kaduna’s governance because he doesn’t want to be called a godfather in the state, News About Nigeria reports.

El rufai is the immediate governor of Kaduna state.

The ex-governor stated this during a workshop for senior government officials in Borno State.

According to El-Rufai, he has only been to Kaduna five times since he left office nearly a year ago.

“I don’t want to be a godfather and that’s why I don’t interfere in what is happening in Kaduna, I want him (the governor) to learn and get the job by himself.”

He stressed the importance of good leadership and the need for leaders to surround themselves with competent individuals.

“What we lack is good leadership, the majors aspects of good quality of leadership. The leader should get good people to get the job done. Only God can do everything by himself, no matter how good you are as a leader, you can be as effective as people around you and that’s why the saying that no country get better than the quality of his civil services.”

Meanwhile, there has been tension between El-Rufai and his successor, Uba Sani, over the state’s financial situation.

In March, Governor Sani complained about the heavy debt burden inherited from El-Rufai’s administration, making it challenging to pay workers’ salaries.

Sani claimed his government inherited significant debts and contractual liabilities amounting to $587 million, N85 billion, and 115 contractual liabilities from El-Rufai’s time in office.

In reaction, Bashir El-Rufai, the son to the ex-governor criticised Sani for allegedly neglecting his duties as governor and accused him of surrounding himself with incompetent aides.

He suggested that Sani was avoiding responsibility by blaming others for the state’s challenges.

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