In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 21st, September, 2020

Everyone Thinks Governors Are Thieves

Everybody Thinks Governors Are Thieves


Governor Nasir El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state says Nigerians have the flawed notion that state governors are all thieves.

The governor mentioned this on Channels TV on Monday morning, September 21. He’s of the opinion that the worst job in Nigeria is to be a Governor. He mentioned this whereas responding to questions on how tasking the job of governors have change into, notably as Nigeria faces financial downtime.

“Governors are probably the most suspected elected officers. Everybody thinks Governors are simply thieves and we’re losing state assets, we’re not doing something. Governors are assumed to be taking safety votes. When individuals hear safety votes, they assume it’s a slush fund for Governors. So we now have a really destructive picture on the market.

In the meantime, we now have one of the vital troublesome jobs on the planet. And we’re subnational; our capability to borrow is proscribed. The Federal Authorities can print cash. We can’t.

Aside from Lagos,  only a few state governments have room to do what they will do as a result of other than Lagos just about each state in Nigeria depends on Federation Account transfers. And once they go down, you’re in hassle.” he mentioned

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