Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Why people misunderstand El-Rufa’i - Kaduna speaker

Kaduna State Governor Malam Nasiru el-Rufa’i

Kaduna State Governor Malam Nasiru el-Rufa’i is often misunderstood because he always tries to do things the right way, the Speaker of the Kaduna State House of Assembly Aminu Abdullahi Shagali has said. El-Rufa’i had shortly after taking over the mantle of leadership in Kaduna State, initiated some programmes and demolished houses built on plots that belonged to public institutions in the state, a development that attracted serious condemnation from some citizens of the state.

But speaking to journalists during a retreat for members of the Kaduna State House of Assembly in Abuja, yesterday, Shagali said people should try to understand the governor. He said: “You know Malam Nasiru el-Rufa’i, I don’t think there’s any word that you can use to qualify him because he’s one of the simplest and easy going individuals that I ever met in my life. I think people outside don’t know who is Malam Nasiru el-Rufa’i, and they’re supposed to come closer to him to understand the kind of person he is.

“I believe with his humility, he will move our state forward. ...Maybe it is because of some people that are trying to look at him as someone that is controversial or someone that does things the right way. You know, if you’re doing things the right way, people will think differently about you, but I think the best thing for each and every one of us is to strive to do the right thing at the right time.”

Shagali said that the retreat was organised to improve lawmakers’ capacities in consideration of 2016 budget and many bills and motions before them.


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