Nigerian Governor Reveals What He Did that Nearly Cost Him Re-Election

Nigerian Governor Reveals What He Did that Nearly Cost Him Re-Election

  • Governor Nasir El-Rufai has disclosed the sacrifice behind his second term ambition regarding quality education in the state
  • The Kaduna state governor said he was very willing to give it his all so that the children from his state can get quality education
  • El-Rufai revealed he received threats regarding election defeat but maintained the teachers were tested at the long run just to achieve his aim

Kaduna- The governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai, has explained how he was willing to sacrifice his second term ambition in order to give children from his state quality education.

Speaking during the Ekiti State’s Fountain Summit 2021 with the theme ‘Investment Attractiveness and Economic Development in Ekiti State’ which held in Ado-Ekiti, El-Rufai said he was threatened with an election loss, Channels TV reported.

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El-Rufai said he insisted and eventually carried out the test on teachers in Kaduna notwithstanding the threat.

Governor El-Rufai discloses what he did that almost cost him re-election
The governor sought re-election for a second term in office in the 2019 general elections and has two more years to complete his tenure. Photo credit: Nasir El-Rufai
Source: Facebook

He said:

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“My brother here was said to have lost his second term bid the first time because he threatened to test teachers.
“I tested them and fired them before our election. When I was asked that I would lose the second term, I said if losing second term in office will give Kaduna State children a future with better primary education, I am ready to let it go.”

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari, the governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai, and Senate president Ahmad Lawan were among the dignitaries who attended the passing-out parade of cadets of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA).

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It was reported that according to the information posted on his verified Facebook page, the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, the event was held on Saturday, October 9.

The event featured the commissioning ceremony of the 68 regular course involving personnel of the Army, Navy and Air Force at the NDA in Kaduna.

Kaduna: Video captures touching moment when kidnapped Catholic Seminarians returned from captivity

In another report, students of Christ the King Major Seminary in Jemaa local government area of Kaduna who were abducted by some bandits have been released. gathered that the three seminarians were released by their captors on Wednesday, October 13, according to Reverend Father Emmanuel Okolo, the chancellor of the Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan.

At the moment, there is no new or indication that any ransom was paid for the release of the students.


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