Governor Nasir El-Rufai was advised to meet with Ka-duna State’s former Governor, Ahmed MaKar-fi, and other stakeholders to find a solution to the recent killings in Kaduna State.
Isah Abubakar, the national president, Northern Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) provided the advice.
Speaking in an interview with Daily Independent, Abubakar asked El-Rufai to meet with Makarfi to tell him what tactic he used when he (Maikarfi) was the gov-ernor during the Sharia wars in Kaduna state.
He blamed El-Rufai for refusing to go to the grassroots and recognize people’s needs.
Abubakar said, “The utterances of Kaduna State governor are not moving towards the direction that is expected. His words are too harsh. He forgot that there were people who governed Kaduna State before him. He is not mindful of the fact that he would leave the office in less than three years.
“It is obvious that El-Rufai has refused to learn. He sees himself as an island of knowledge. He should consult and meet people like Ahmed Makarfi, who was governor during the time of several Sharia wars in the state. Let him meet him (Makarfi) to tell him the strategy he used to douse tensions in those periods.”