2011 Post-Election Crisis: See Buhari's Promise To Affected Persons In Kaduna
The post-election crisis of 2011 is one that Nigerians won't forget in a hurry with deaths and destruction occurring in some northern states.
President Muhammadu Buhari contested in that election and lost to Goodluck Jonathan, but that defeat did not go down well with some persons who resorted to violence, claiming they were defending their votes.
Kaduna State was one of such states that experienced post-election violence in 2011 and on Tuesday, President Buhari visited the state, but was reminded of the plight of these affected persons.
So, he made a promise.
It was a meeting with senior government officials, security chiefs, traditional rulers, religious, political and community leaders at the Musa Yar’Adua Sports Complex held to commiserate with the state government and the residents of Kaduna State over the recent conflict that resulted in deaths.
President Buhari assured the Kaduna State government that the Federal Government would give due consideration to the concerns raised by the Governor about the outstanding issues of payment of compensation and resettlement of communities that have lingered since the post-election violence of 2011.
The President also told the meeting that his administration would continue to do its best to develop human capital and address poverty and inequality in all parts of the country.
“Providing decent education and health are my priority goals.
“I am delighted with the successful collaboration between federal institutions like the Bank of Industry and the Kaduna State Government to provide vocational and entrepreneurship skills, and low-interest credit to expand economic opportunities,’’ a statement by his spokesman quoted him as saying.
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On the recent killing of Saudi Journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, the President said while the whole world has been forced to watch and listen to what is happening, the situation in Kaduna has not attracted any attention.
‘‘I observed that more than 75 people were killed in Kaduna alone and I haven’t seen anything about it.
‘‘It means we are pushing ourselves as a nation and a people towards irrelevance, seen by the world itself," he added.
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