El-Rufai’s Son Tackles Kaduna Governor Over Debt Burden ….Says ‘You Lobbied And Approved The Loans’

Bashir, son of former governor of Kaduna state, Ahmad el-Rufai, has lampooned Uba Sani, his father’s successor, for his remarks on the “huge debt profile” he inherited.

Speaking during a town hall meeting in Kaduna on Saturday, the governor said he inherited a debt burden of $587 million, N85 billion, and 115 contractual liabilities from the el-Rufai administration.

He said his government is unable to pay workers’ salaries due to the inherited debt, adding that the debt burden is eating deep into the state’s coffers.Reacting to the governor’s statement, Bashir said Sani’s administration is suffering from incompetence and mismanagement.

He berated the governor for “building a banquet hall for N7 billion” while complaining about his inability to pay salaries.

“The current administration in Kaduna is building a banquet hall for 7BN naira and is lamenting about debt left by the previous administration. These guys have realised that they are wholly incompetent, and the only way to mask the nonsense is to deflect,” he wrote on his X page.

“From a Governor who is always sleeping in Abuja to a litany of incompetent aides who were only rewarded for foolish political reasons.

“FYI: He was the Senator from Kaduna who lobbied & approved the loans. One would think that from all the FAAC allocations, these unserious clowns have changed to dollars, and debt would be the least of their problems.”

Before succeeding Nasir el-Rufai as governor in May 2023, Sani represented the Kaduna central senatorial district at the red chamber from 2019 to 2023.

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