Youth under the auspices of El-Rufai Campaign Organization Group and Continuity Project 2019 stormed Kaduna State House of Assembly to stage a peaceful protest over they termed failure of All Progressives Congress (APC) led government’s failure to keep up with promise of empowering them as scheduled after election.
They said in Kaduna, Northwest Nigeria on Tuesday that, the development has led to 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 Assembly leading to traffic gridlock.
Addressing newsmen 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, accusing officials working under him of sabotaging his effort.
He said, “his excellency has said that he would make Kaduna state great again, but those who are to asist the governor in making the state a better one were telling lies and decieving the youths.
“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 sideline some of us the youths.” He opined.
He further added that, the effort of El-Rufai towards engaging jobless youths within the state can hardly reflect as a result of some his official’s bias 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 either as councillors , chairmans or house of representative members have neglected them after the election.
“Most of the youths you see protesting today were stabbed and maltreated during election, but 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 never reaches 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 regretively.
POSTED BY EDITOR (06-06-2017)