Kaduna State Governor-elect and former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nasir el-Rufai, on Tuesday [May 12] said that the incoming government of Muhammadu Buhari would ask corrupt politicians to return every kobo stolen by them. He also said that the Buhari administration would inherit a huge debt from the Goodluck Jonathan government.
The governor-elect told executive members of the National Union of Textile Garments and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria, who visited him in Kaduna, that such politicians must be ready to return all ill-gotten funds after May 29.
He however said those (politicians) who were not corrupt had no cause to fear. According to him, the measure was imperative because the All Progressives Congress-led government would be in a dire financial strait on assumption of office.
El-Rufai said, “We will politely ask those who stole government money to return the funds. This is because the people, who are in government, now, are there to work for themselves. But the APC government is made up of people who are ready to work for the masses and the betterment of the country.
“We will work with the textile unions to ensure that the lives of the average Nigerians get better.” The ex-minister also decried the poor state of the textile industry in Kaduna State and gave assurance that his administration would revamp it.