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‘El-Rufai’s nomination a disaster’, Group Asks Senate To Reject Former Kaduna Gov

The Secure Nation Group has asked the Senate to reject former Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai. The former governor’s name is among the 28 President…

The Secure Nation Group has asked the Senate to reject former Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai.

The former governor’s name is among the 28 President Bola Tinubu submitted to the senate for screening and confirmation.

But at a protest in Abuja on Monday, Comrade Emmanuel Godwin, who spoke on behalf of the group, appealed to the President to yank off El-Rufai’s name from the list.

According to him, nominating El-Rufai as a minister is “a disaster to Nigeria.”

He said: “It is on record that many Nigerians have demanded the investigation and prosecution of the ex-Governor at the International Criminal Court, ICC, if found culpable in the genocidal murder of many Nigerians as well as destruction of properties in Kaduna state.

“As the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), about 800,000 residents were evicted from their homes due to demolition exercises ordered by el-Rufai between 2003 and 2007.

“In 2021, hundreds of houses were demolished in Zaria as the Kaduna state authorities began a major demolition exercise.

“On Monday, May 22, 2023 some buildings in the state were demolished by operatives of the Kaduna State Urban Planning and Development Authority (KASUPDA).

‘The demolished buildings included schools, a hospital and private buildings in which many have lost their lives and their means of survival. This action attracted severe criticisms from many Nigerians.

“Another group of people affected by the last-minute demolition exercise are residents of the Gbagyi village community in Kaduna.

“Why would this kind of person be part of ministerial nomination in a country that wants a better future for its people?.”

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