Malam Nasir El-Rufai, Kaduna State Governor-elect has appealed to the public to cut down on the congratulatory messages being circulated in favor of him and President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari.
El-Rufai, whilst speaking at the Arewa House in Kaduna yesterday, said the people should instead feel pity for him and the incoming President (General Buhari) instead of showering congratulatory praises given that the economy is already in a deplorable state.
Speaking further, El-Rufai stated that Kaduna State alone had incurred debt amounting to a whooping N90billion or more.
If we are to are to make an example of the nation using Kaduna State, then this indeed isn’t the best of times for the Nigerian economy.
In his words: “When people call me to congratulate me or come to congratulate me and General Buhari, I always tell them, thank you, but what we need are your sympathy and prayers. This is because, myself and General Buhari are taking over bankrupt governments; it is so bad that the Jonathan administration is finding it difficult to pay salaries, in fact, they had to obtain loan to pay salaries.”
“In the case of Kaduna State, the PDP government has incurred debt to the tune of over N90 billion, and this may get to N100 billion before May 29. Therefore, what you have done (prayer) is exactly what we need to succeed.”