Don’t imagine something from Nigerian Senate — El-Rufai

On his mission to the villa?


A: I got here to see Mr President to temporary him on the final safety state of affairs in Kaduna, which I do now and again and in addition to replace him on the varied initiatives by the Inspector-Common of Police (IGP), the SSS, and the Military with a view to bettering the safety state of affairs in Kaduna normally and significantly alongside the Abuja-Kaduna highway.

I need to say that the initiatives put in place have made the highway fairly secure now. I don’t need to go into particulars of the measures which have already been put in place, however I'm assured with the safety system in place now that folks could be assured to drive on the Abuja-Kaduna highway with none worry.


On APC chief, Bola Tinubu

A: There isn't any dispute between me and anybody within the APC. The APC is one household, I don’t dispute with my very own social gathering. They could dispute with me however I don’t. I made feedback in Lagos about how you can retire godfathers, it’s a template that we've utilized in Kaduna and it has labored. If anyone thinks he's a godfather, the template could apply to him, however I'm not in dispute with anybody. I expressed my views firmly and really clearly, there is no such thing as a human being that I'm afraid to specific my views on. And when I'm prepared to specific my views particularly on a specific title, then I'll achieve this. However I haven’t.

I made a basic assertion however folks have gone into overdrive, creating pretend information, abusing me and so forth. I'm thick-skinned, I can take the abuse and I'll await my time after I need to….

Q: Are you in good phrases with Sen Bola Ahmed Tinubu?

A: We're in the identical social gathering, we get alongside very nicely as I do know.

Q: Would you need him retired?

A: I don’t know if he's the godfather of Lagos, it’s as much as him to say that. What I do know for certain is that we've retired godfathers in Kaduna and I've informed those who requested me the query that ‘there are six million registered voters in Lagos however just one million voted,’ within the final election. So there are 5 million folks you could deliver into the electoral playground and you may defeat anybody when you work onerous. It’s onerous work, it’s 4 years. That's what I stated and if anybody feels offended by that, that's his enterprise or her enterprise.


Q: So that you need Lagos to comply with your template on retirement of godfathers?

A: I've made no suggestions to Lagos. I'm the governor of Kaduna State, I do know Kaduna politics fairly nicely and I performed my position in my social gathering in direction of the success of the social gathering. I've not made a advice for anybody. I'm simply saying, if I'm requested a query and I gave a solution, anybody that feels offended by the reply, it’s his personal enterprise.

I've no apologies, I don’t apologise for my views. My views are thought-out and I put them there. I don’t have to elucidate something to anybody. This can be a democracy, and in a democratic house, there have to be room for folks to specific their views. You may disagree, you may abuse me when you don’t like my views however that's it.


Q: Simply final week, the Nigerian Senate described the Kaduna-Abuja expressway as essentially the most harmful freeway in Africa, and you're saying it's secure, how?

A: When you imagine the whole lot that comes out of the Nigerian Senate, you should have critical psychological well being issues. There are issues which might be stated which might be only for the gallery, for the media. I don’t know what statistics was used to find out that the Kaduna-Abuja highway is essentially the most harmful wherever. I like info, I like utilizing figures. I want the those who stated that may use figures. However I'm saying that it doesn't matter what anybody stated final week, I'm assuring Nigerians that the Kaduna -Abuja highway is kind of secure now and could be as long as the initiatives put in place by the varied safety companies (are applied), particulars of which I'm not prepared to reveal.

Q: Are you guaranteeing the security of travellers?

A: Solely God can assure complete security. However I'm saying because the governor of the state, primarily based on the safety measures put in place, I'm assured that the highway is secure and I drive on that highway.

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