Kaduna state Governor-elect, Malam Nasir El-Rufa’i vowed yesterday that he will probe the outgoing government of Mukhtar Ramalan Yero.
Speaking when he received the report of his transition committee, El-Rufa’i alleged that the Yero administration squandered the resources of the state, insisting that he will not shield anyone found to have been part of the mismanagement of the state’s resources.
According to him, the Yero government will give account of the money “stolen,” arguing further that the state has gone through what he described as a trauma. According to him, “this report is the beginning we are trying to understand the government and see what has been left behind and we will see some more.
“I have said this and I will say it again, no one will take away the resources of this state without consequences. “We are not going to let it happen.
There will be full accountability for every penny that accrue to this state and any one that has taken the money for this state will he asked politely to return it and if he dosn’t we will take actions that are not necessarily polite.
“This state has gone through trauma and development has suffered. Resources have not been applied efficiently and effectively and we are not going to draw a line and say the past is the past.
The past will be the future. “The era of incumbency factor is gone in the nation’s body polity as the the last general elections have proved that it is possible to remove incumbent government for lack of performance.
“Here in Kaduna, my partner and I will work as hard as we can to deliver true development and progress in the lives of our people and if we fail in four years, we will be voted out and others will be voted in.
Earlier in his address, Chairman of the committee, Malam Balarabe Abbas-Lawal, decried what he described as lack of cooperation from the outgoing government.
As he put it, “our report is unfortunately an interim report as critical information required by the various sub-committees have not been provided despite several informal and formal attempts to persuade the outgoing government to accede to our requests.”