It was gathered that Kaduna State Governor-elect, Mallam Nasir El Rufai Tuesday said that all stolen money by the current ruling party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, must be refunded as soon as the incoming government of the All Progressive Change, APC, was sworn in on May 29th, 2015.
The former Minster of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, made the statement in a speech yesterday when executive members of the National Union of Textile Garments and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria, NUTGTWN, paid him a courtesy visit in his private residence in Kaduna.
El-Rufai said, “we will politely ask those who stole government money to return the funds.
The former Minister decried what he described as the “shameful” state of the textile industry in the area, pledging that his government will reverse the trend.
He however said those (politicians) who were not corrupt had no cause to fear.
According to him, the measure was imperative because the All Progressives Congress-led government would be in a dire financial strait on assumption of office.
El-Rufai said, “We will politely ask those who stole government money to return the funds. This is because the people, who are in government now, are there to work for themselves. But the APC government is made up of people who are ready to work for the masses and the betterment of the country.
“We will work with the textile unions to ensure that the lives of the average Nigerians get better.”
The ex-minister also decried the poor state of the textile industry in Kaduna State and gave assurance that his administration would revamp it.
He lamented the current employment figure of 1,600 people in the textile sector, describing it as unacceptable.
El-Rufai added that the textile industry in Kaduna alone used to employ about 33,000 workers.
According to him , the APC government will revive the industry so that it can generate employment and impact on the lives of the people.