Utomi backs El Rufai, says he will transform Kaduna

ALL Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Professor Pat Utomi has described the party governorship candidate in Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai as a revolutionary leader that would transform the state through the implementation of good policies and also secure premium returns on investment if voted into office in 2015.

Professor Utomi, who spoke as guest lecturer at the El Rufai Support Group (ESG) Interactive Dinner held in Kaduna at the weekend, highlighted what he described as the variables of progress attributable to the APC Governorship candidate while he served in various public offices in the past.

He listed among others, policy choices, strengthening of institutions, human capital, entrepreneurship and culture, stressing that El-Rufai has demonstrated and imparted those values that shaped human progress.

Besides, the chairman of the occasion, Mr. Isaiah Mohammed, said that the ESG organised the dinner because its members know that they have a stake in the future of Kaduna State.

According to him, “the excellence of El-Rufai is unmistakable, and that the people look up to him for a high level of purposefulness to lead Kaduna to greater heights.”

Present at the dinner were professionals from different sectors of the economy. The representatives of the National Association of Nurses and Midwives raised concerns about poor state of healthcare infrastructure in Kaduna State and the shortage of drugs and personnel in the public hospitals in Kaduna State.

Also, retired Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Ibrahim Baba Ahmed faulted the government’s response to insecurity as unsatisfactory, noting that the checkpoints dotted around the state had not yielded a single arrest but were only effective at inconveniencing the public.

A female engineer who craved anonymity testified that El-Rufai trusted her company’s lower bid price for a road project that they successfully executed in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

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