By: Joy Odor/Kaduna
Following delays in the approval of a loan of $350 million requested by the Kaduna State Government, a Coalition of Civil Society Organizations has handed out a seven-day ultimatum to Senator Representing Kaduna Central, Comrade Shehu Sani to ensure the requests scales through, or face consequences.
The Chairman of the Coalition, Comrade Zubairu Mukhtar and his Secretary, Comrade Richard Augustine stated this during the press conference held in Kaduna Monday, alleging sabotage by Senator Shehu Sani.
According to him, Senator Sani should as a matter of urgency hands off and reverse their position to stamp the Government of Kaduna State from accessing the loan.
Comrade Mukhtar informed that after seven working days, they are going to mobilize themselves in their thousands and match to the national assembly in solidarity to the leadership of Kaduna for the said loan to be granted in the collective interest of the people of the State.
The Coalition hoped that the Senator would do the needful and address his Committee members on the need to approve with immediate effect, the loan requested by the good people of Kaduna State.
They argued that any differences Senator Sani has with the State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufia has nothing to do with the over 12 million people of Kaduna State, as such any attempt to block the as the Chairman of Senate Committee on foreign loans is a clear betrayal to the people of the state.
The Group stressed that Senator Sani has lost focus, and should not be taken serious by any well-meaning citizen of the state, adding that the situation and his actions has become very worrisome to the entire people of Kaduna State especially coming at a time where the state is in dire need of economic and infrastructural development.
“We make bold to say that our people did not sign for infantile game of politics that Senator Sani has been notorious for.
“Playing the Ostrich with Kaduna State’s matter in this case is clearly a deliberate attempt to undermine the wishes of the over two million people of this State, who deserve nothing short of a serious-minded lawmaker, conscious of the responsibility on his shoulders as the eye and ear of Kaduna Central in the Upper Chamber.
“We cannot, at this stage allow for theatrics over such crucial matter. If the Senator and his pay masters think they can ride roughshod over the interest of Kaduna people on the matter of the $350 million loan, they should have their heads examined immediately.
“This is childish, undemocratic and it ridicules standard practice in modern political Kaduna State,” the group emphasized.