Buhari Nominees: Kaduna Senators Oppose El-Rufai's Associate
It appears we might not see the end to the rift between Kaduna Senators and their Governor Nasir El-Rufai.
The Senate has stood down the nominee from Kaduna who is supposed to serve as a commissioner at the National Population Commission.
Presenting the report on Thursday, the chairman of the Committee, Suleiman Hukunyi (PDP, Kaduna) said they approved 22 of the nominees excluding the nominee from his state, Abdulmalik Durnnguwa.
The reason given for the disapproval was that Durnnguwa spent only two years in secondary school, indicating discrepancies in his certificate.
From Bounce News findings, it was gathered that Mr. Durnnguwa was the former coordinator of El-rufai’s governorship campaign in Kachia local government area in 2015.
He is also known to be a frequent guest at the state house and a close associate of the governor. The red chamber then resolved that Hunkunyi’s committee conduct an investigation on the issue.
But this is not the first time the Senators have rejected proposals from their state.
In 2017, El-rufai requested $350 million loan from the World Bank but it could only be gotten through the approval of the Senate committee on Foreign and Local debts.
The committee is headed by Senator Shehu Sani (APC, Kaduna) who has been at logger heads with the governor.
While the same amount was approved for Ogun state, it was rejected for Kaduna state with the reason that it would plunge the state into more debt.
At the day of the presentation of the report, the three Kaduna senators ‘ganged up’ and gave negative contributions causing the proposal to be trashed by the red chamber.
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