2019: El-Rufai on statewide consultations, begins with southern Kaduna
In an attempt to bridge political bridge across the 23 local government areas of Kaduna State, Northwest Nigeria, the State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has began statewide consultations ahead the 2019 gubernatorial election beginning with LGS in southern part of the state.
This is evident in the effort by Special adviser (Zone III) to state’s Commissioner for Stake-holders, John Abonet has began consultations with different groups in Southern Kaduna.
The development was hinged on the need to sensitise the populace on the activities of Nasir El-Rufai’s policies.
In a chat with newsmen in Kafanchan recently, he said his office will be relocated from Sir Kashim Ibrahim House to Southern Kaduna where his team will begin to engage stake-holders, women/youths on the need to understand the policies of El-Rufai’s administration.
“I am here to engage my people about government policies which are been mis-understood. Some of the groups understand while some did not. But we will continue to engage them. Most of them complain they don’t have information concerning government activities”, John said.
“Relocating my office back to Kafanchan will enable me explain the good policies of government to the people. We understand that some of the policies are not for immediate gains but for our future generations. We pray we will understand each other.
“We find it necessary to move out of government house in order to engage the people seriously. One of the issues that draws controversies is the sacking of primary school teachers which this government has agreed to address.
“So many things are wrong in virtually all the system. It is our duty to sanitize for the benefit of our future generations yet on born. We understand the plight of the masses but we cannot continue like this. I believe the government of Mallam Nasir El-Rufai will look for an alternative means of easing the predicaments of the sacked workers”, he added.
Some of the groups agreed that, “the governor must work hard toward reuniting the warring members of the party with a view of moving the party forward and ensuring victory in 2019.
“Bridges must be built to cement all differences that tend to collapse our state. Security challenges in our region must be addressed with all sincerity from the government. We have suffered a lot of bloodshed in our land. Your visit is welcome, we feel government presence in our midst with high hope that things will get better,” one of the group leaders added.