El-rufai has no reason to complain – Yero …. Left 8.6bn in state account ….. “The situation is not as bad as we thought” – El-rufai
El-rufai has no reason to complain – Yero
…. Left 8.6bn in state account
….. “The situation is not as bad as we thought” – El-rufai
By Alex Uangbaoje
The outgoing governor of Kaduna state Mukthar Ramalan Yero has said the governor-elect Mal. Nasir Ahmad El-rufai has no reason complaining in fulfilling his campaign promises to the people of the state.
According to Yero, he was leaving behind for the in-coming administration the sum of N8.6 billion in various accounts of the government.
He said, “inspite of the numerous people oriented projects executed by the outgoing administration, a total cash balance of N8.6 billion would be left in various accounts as at 28th May,2015.
Meanwhile, the out going governor who stated this at the handing over notes presentation to the incoming governor Mallam Nasir El-rufai equally disclosed that” the current debt position of the state as at 28th May,2015 is total debt stock of N73,933,104,923.22 which comprises of external and internal debts.”
Yero informed that the external debt stand at N46.062 billion while the internal loans which include bond, contractors arrears, gratuity arrears and CBN MSMEDF stands at N27,870 billion.
“The state government awarded 82 No contracts for the construction/rehabilition of roads, culverts, drainages and bridges with a distance of 327.93km.
“In the same vein, 32No road projects have also been completed with 67.50 kilometres surface dressed finished and 75.798 kilometres with asphaltic wearing course finish.
“The remainning other projects are at various stages of completion. The contracts were awarded at the cost of N61,108,376,239.09 of which the sum of N30,949,987,696.67 has been paid.”
In his response, the incoming governor said he was accepting the handing over notes with all sense of humility and equally with heavy responsibility and burden.
El-rufai expressed surprises at the huge some of money left behind by the outgoing governor saying “The situation is not as bad as we thought, we will engage officials to seek clarification where necessary.
“We will govern the state with the fear of God, equity and justice, we assure you that we will work as hard we can to make Kaduna great again.