…Presents a 3-point agenda.
…To sustain Balarabe Musa legacy.
by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
Ex-Special Assistant on Due Process to Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, who is currently the Gubernatorial candidate of the People’s Redemption Party (PRP), Hayatuddeen Lawal Makarfi, has said the over 40,000 teachers and other civil servants sacked in the state are yet to be paid their entitlements.
He also revealed that contractors are being owed their money by the current administration of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna State, is busy urging residents to vote for new crop of politicians to provide ‘quality leadership’ in 2023.
Hayatuddeen disclosed this Thursday during a Media Parley organized by the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kaduna State Council, to interact with politicians seeking power into various offices in 2023.
Hayatudden Makarfi also said his administration will sustain the late Balarabe Musa’s legacy, if elected Governor, in the forthcoming general elections.
Balarabe Musa, who died in November, 2020, was a Nigerian left-wing politician, who was elected Governor of Kaduna State under the platform of PRP, between October, 1979, until he was impeached on 23 June, 1981.
Hayatuddeen, while presenting his 3-point agenda, said his administration will focus on economic revival, social justice and human capital development – just like the late Governor, adding that he knows the challenges confronting the state and will remain committed to address them, if elected.
According to Makarfi, the industrialization of late Balarabe Musa-led administration will be effected in full force, stressing that he will create jobs from the lowest in the society, and invest heavily in people, who are creative, so that they can create the wealth needed for their survival.
He further reiterated that, he will turn Kaduna from a consuming to a productive nation, noting that he will take advantage of the ongoing crisis in Europe and bring down those companies, which are interested in partnership, citing cheap labour as his area of strength to achieve the promise.
Hayatuddeen also stated that, “What we stand for is to unite Kaduna State in a long run. We want to form a Unity Government, where everybody will feel a sense of belonging.”
He urged the media to deploy their ethics in their reportage and educate the citizens on the need to choose the right candidate, and the consequences of wrong selection as negative effects will affect everyone, not a selected few.
He also lamented what he described as “disunity in the state,” saying, Kaduna has never been this bad; attributing it to lack of trust between Christians and Muslims in the state.
He underscored resources management and business activities in state, attributing the downward trend to demolition of shops and other business premises, and rebuilt without the reach of the common traders.