Kaduna govt accountable to only residents, El-Rufai replies SERAP

El-Rufai declared that his government can only give answers or data to only people resident in the state.
Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai
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Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has openly called out a non-governmental organisation, Socio-Economic Rights And Accountability Project.

El-Rufai declared that his government can only give answers or data to only people resident in the state.

In a short clip circulating on social media, the governor can be heard saying, "...A civil society that is in Kaduna knows what we are doing.

"But you will hear SERAP sitting in Ikeja writing, 'Kaduna State Government must give us this, freedom of information act...' Come to Kaduna first, our freedom of information law says you cannot ask us for information unless you are a resident of Kaduna State.

"We are accountable to people in Kaduna not to you. You can't sit in Lagos just because you want to impress donors and collect dollars and say you are fighting, you write me from Ikeja and say you want this from Kaduna, I'm not giving, what are you going to do..."

Recall that SERAP threatened to take legal action against Nasir El-Rufai and the state government some months ago if they don’t stop the 'intimidation' of labour leaders.

The legal and advocacy organisation also demanded that the Kaduna State government withdraw an earlier published statement declaring the president of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Mr Ayuba Wabba, and other NLC leaders wanted.

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