By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the report of the its ad hoc committee on true federalism, headed by Governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai, as an evergreen reference point on the debate over restructuring and devolution of power by stakeholders.
In a goodwill message signed by the National Publicity Secretary of APC, Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC which celebrated with the Governor on the occasion of his 60th birthday on Sunday, said APC is proud of him.
“In our national discourse, El-Rufai has been vocal on issues bothering on good governance and how to make our nation’s constituent units and institutions work optimally.
“The report of the Governor El-Rufai headed committee on True Federalism remains a reference point in the debates on restructuring and devolution of powers.
“Our great party is proud to identify with Governor El-Rufai whose trademark has been a fearless and people-focussed leadership in all public and elective offices he has occupied”, APC said in the goodwill message.
It further recall El-Rufai’s legacies as former Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises and Minister of Federal Capital Territory, noting that the governor was courageous in the pursuit of common good which is hallmarked in his determination in implementing and restoring the Abuja masterplan.
It pointed out further that as Governor of Kaduna State, El-Rufai has recorded tremendous success despite the dwindling revenue accruing to the state from the federal allocation.
It said also that El-Rufai administration has positioned Kaduna State as a top destination for investors who are benefiting from its various developmental policies and the investment friendly environment.
“He has embarked on massive recovery of government’s property from illegal occupiers and encroachers; improved the learning environment through massive renovation of the state owned public schools across the state.
“Reformed the state civil service by instilling new work attitudes, curbing corruption and accountability; improved the state’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) by plugging leakeages and embarked on massive infrastructure drive, particularly in road construction, water works and better service delivery in the state’s health sector”, APC said.