Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-rufai praised security forces for waging a persistent campaign against terrorists, kidnappers, and other criminals in the state.
On Wednesday in Kaduna, the governor gave the compliment while announcing the start of the fourth Kaduna Book and Art Festival.
“In the last six weeks there has been improved offensive operation against criminals and we are confident if it is sustained, people can drive comfortably without any security or taking the train to Kaduna,” he said.
Despite “what people say about the state,” he congratulated the festival organizers for coming to Kaduna to hold the event.
El-Rufai stated that his goal was to maintain Kaduna as a location where no one is excluded because of their ethnicity, religious beliefs, or affiliation with a particular tribe.
He claims that the common humanity should be what matters, and that everyone who chooses to reside in Kaduna and pay taxes is a native of the area.
The governor expressed his satisfaction at witnessing so many young people excelling in poetry and writing and leading admirable lives.
“The future of Kaduna is in the hands of young people, particularly women; we are determined to give them opportunities to excel.
El-Rufai also spoke on the 2023 polls, urging citizens to vote people who would address their problems “not those who created them”.
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