By: Joy Odor/Kaduna
The 133 ambassadors of the El-Rufai Win Project in the 23 local government areas of Kaduna State have called on the youths who have the interest of the State and Nigeria at large to come forth as a formidable team to work and campaign vigorously for President Muhammadu Buhari, Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasiru Ahmad El-Rufa’i and Mallam Uba Sani as progressives impeccable character.
The Project Co-ordinator, Prince Mukhtar Zubairu made the call in his inaugural press briefing and meeting declaring support for President Buhari, Mallam Nasri El-Rufai and Mallam Uba Sani to contest for Senate Zone 2 Kaduna Central come 2019 election held at the State House Kaduna on Thursday.
According to him, El-Rufai Win Project have begun mobilization of members and well-meaning eligible voters across the State for sensitization and mass movement as President of Federal Republic of Nigeria, Governor of Kaduna State and Senator representing Kaduna Central respectively come 2019.
Prince Mukhtar was of the opinion that the revamping of the educational sector which has witnessed over 800 schools at various stages of renovation in the past three years is a big plus for Governor el-Rufai including employment of over two thousand five hundred science teachers, massive capital projects ongoing in state owned tertiary institutions and increased the budgetary allocations to these institutions, recruitment of 25,000 competent primary school teachers among others.
“The restructuring of governance in Kaduna state by appointing qualified and experienced individuals into his government, rejuvenating of the state Civil Service and ensuring accountability via implementation of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) system, the governor has improved governance in the state.
“Kaduna today, there is improved welfare of civil servants, open governance, embarking on massive road projects across the state at the lowest possible cost and an increase in the state internally generated revenue.
“The rehabilitation of health centers, making Kaduna a cleaner state, commitment towards provision of safe drinking water and attracting investors to the state notably is the Olams Group of Companies, Vicampro Potatoes farm in Manchok, the Tomato Jos Farm in Igabi, Blue Camel Energy, Mahindra Tractor Assembling plant have also placed the state ahead of several others” he said.
On security, The Project Co-ordinator said it has improved tremendously within the last three years.
“Reducing cost of Governance. Governor El-Rufai also reformed the civil service in Kaduna State and reduced the number of ministries from 19 to 14 and the number of permanent secretaries from 35 to 18.
“In a bid to reduce the cost of governance, El-Rufai appointed only 14 commissioners, 10 Special Advisers and less than 30 Special Assistants as against the 24 Commissioners, 41 Special Advisers as against 400 Special Assistants appointed by the previous administration” Project Co-ordinator.
Prince Mukhtar however explained that youth have benefited much through the ensuring of youth inclusiveness in governance and called on Mal. Uba Sani to fill the vacuum of the Zone 2 Kaduna Central in the National Assembly, saying Uba Sani has played an unforgettable leading role in the struggle against authoritarianism in Nigeria, leaving behind a footprint of bravery and patriotism.
“He deployed his organizational and networking skills in creating a strategic base for the pro-democracy movement in Northern Nigeria. He also made ample use of his civil society organization, the Movement for Freedom and Justice to champion the rights of the underprivileged and offered them unfettered access to justice.
“This is the time the youths of Kaduna Central need Mal. Uba Sani most, and he must accept this call as a matter of urgency. For those that are close to him or if he can hear us where ever he is, we say with a loud voice we dear to say if he decline this call by the people, we would be left with no option than to deny him anything he may desire to get from the people.
“We are ready to mobilize our friends, loved once, well-wishers and other Comrades in the struggle who are eligible for this campaign, we would not rest until the people are saved from the shackles of misrepresentation” he concludes.