Kaduna state Governorelect, Malam Nasir El- Rufa’i, said yesterday that there were armed robbers in the outgoing administration of Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero. He said he would fish them out after his inauguration today noting that he will not waste his time trying to recover “small money” allegedly stolen by politicians.
He spoke in Kaduna at an inauguration lecture titled, “Building Rome in a Day with one Kobo: El-Rufa’i and the Challenge of 21st Century Kaduna.” According to El-Rufa’i, “the resources of the state have been looted and we will insist on accountability but we will not waste our time chasing those who stole small amounts of money. “We are not interested in the pick pockets but we want to get the armed robbers among them.
“We will chase those who stole billions of Naira but we will forgive those who stole hundreds of thousands. “We will work hard to make Kaduna state work again and we are not going to give any excuses for nonperformance.” A former Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Martin Luther Agwai, who chaired the ceremony, said that the Kaduna people voted El-Rufa’i because they desired change.