Monday, 21 September 2020

Everybody Thinks All State Governors Are Treasury Looters - Nasir El-Rufai

 


Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Monday, September 11, 2020, said being a State Governor is one of the most difficult jobs ever. Adding that most people believe Governors are corrupt and ineffective.


Speaking in an interview with Channel TV, the governor said: “Governors are the most suspected elected officials. Everyone thinks Governors are just thieves and we are wasting state resources, we are not doing anything.

Governors are assumed to be taking security votes. When people hear security votes, they think it is a slush fund for Governors. So we have a very negative image out there.

 
Meanwhile, we have one of the most difficult jobs in the world. And we are subnational; our capacity to borrow is limited. The Federal Government can print money. We cannot.

Other than Lagos, very few state governments have room to do what they can do because apart from Lagos virtually every state in Nigeria relies on Federation Account transfers. And when they go down, you are in trouble.”

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