👤 By Abdul Tukur, Zaria
Members of the public have condemned the governor of Kaduna state over his latest statement against fellow politicians in the state.
Nasir El-Rufai, 58, made a request for $350 million World Bank Loan to the state some time this year. However, it was rejected by Shehu Sani (Kaduna Central), Sulieman Hukunyi (Kaduna North), and Danjuma Leah (Kaduna South) because they said Kaduna was already heavily indebted and a new loan would increase the financial burden of state.
Senator Sani explained that the loan was rejected Kaduna was already “indebted to the tune of about 225 million dollars.”
He explained that as “the second most indebted state in the country,” it was illogical for the Senate to “approve another loan of 350 million dollar.”
The rejection seemed to have peeved of Governor El-Rufai, who went on an expletive-laden tirade on Friday.
Speaking in Hausa in a video seen by DENISAURUS News, the Governor, who many are displeased with described the three lawmakers who refused his loan request as “useless.”
“The senators from the state who worked against the World Bank loan are useless; they came out and said this loan should not be given,” Governor El-Rufai states in a statement which many have described as an hate speech that is aimed at inciting violence among the public.
Twitter users like @thedebutante03 said he didn’t even know what the loan was for in the first place.
The video in which Governor El-Rufai raining curses on the three legislative representatives from his state has since gone viral.
Steven Kefas, is one of those who was able to interpret the Governor’s statement from Hausa to English.
“For those of you who don’t understand Hausa language, @elrufai in his latest hate speech urged his followers to ensure they shave the hairs and beard of the three senators from Kaduna State when next they see them in Kaduna for refusing to endorse the $350 million evil loan.”