Apparently worried and disturbed over recent looting of palliative warehouses in Kaduna, the State governor, Nasir El-rufai has said that he did not become governor to defraud the people that voted him into power.
Rather, El-Rufai said he is determined to bring development to the State and ensure that the people enjoy dividends of democracy under his leadership.
The governor addressed stakeholders and youth leaders drawn from the 23 local government areas of the State at the weekend about the need to coexist peacefully.
Disabusing the people’s mind about the wrong notion that government appointees are amassing wealth, the governor added that he can vouch for members of his cabinet that they don’t own mansions after taking up government jobs.
“I challenge anyone to tell me if I have built a house, bought plot of land since I became governor. I have not taken a penny from the State and put in my personal account.
“I have not built a house since I became the governor because that is not why I am in government.
“The same thing with my deputy, she does not own a house in Kaduna. It is about now that I am trying to get her one because we brought her from Abuja to serve the State.
“I can speak for others; I challenge anyone to tell me if any of my Commissioners own a mansion.
“Look at my Commissioners, none of them own a mansion. Why should we amass wealth when we are all quarter to go, we are all quarter to go, except the Commissioner for Internal security and Home Affairs who is much younger than the rest of us.
“We are not like that, we are not in government to steal, and I am not saying so to spite anybody. We want Kaduna to be the centre of Nigeria, we want everyone to come to Kaduna and live”. El-rufai said.