I can swear, I never stole one Kobo as Kaduna governor – El-Rufai


Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai has challenged his predecessors to come out and swear with Holy Qur’an that they did not steal from the government’s coffers when they were in office.

He was reacting to criticisms of his performance in office by one of his predecessors, former Governor Ahmed Makarfi.

Makarfi had recently raised alarm that El-Rufai’s administration has issued notice to demolish structures housing nine of his companies.

However, El-Rufai, while not specifically mentioning Makarfi accused some of his predecessors of using funds they stole from public till while they were in office to build mansions in Kaduna and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

On the contrary, he the outgoing Governor said he has not stolen a kobo from the government’s treasury since he was elected to govern Kaduna in 2015.

He cited the fact that he still has the only house he built before he became a governor in Kaduna.

This, he said, was contrary to the an unnamed former governor who used funds allegedly stolen while he was in office to build a mansion on Jabi Road in the ancient city.

The Governor also boasted that the projects he had embarked will endure for many years because of their quality.