Youths under the el-Rufa’i Campaign Organization Group and Continuity Project 2019 Tuesday in Kaduna stormed the State House of Assembly, protesting against the APC-led state government’s failure to keep up with promise of empowering them as scheduled after election.
The aggreived protesters who gathered in front of Lugard Hall, chanting, “No more APC in 2019,” also blocked the major road leading in and out of the Assembly, causing traffic hold up.
Speaking to newsmen during the protest, the Campaign Group Organization’s Secretary, Sadeeq Shuaibu, said Governor el-Rufa’i on his part was doing his best to ensure that the youths in the state were carried along, while officials working under him were busy sabotaging his efforts.
His words: “His excellency has said that he would make Kaduna State great again, but those who are to asist the governor in making the state a better one are telling lies and decieving the youths.
“Although some of the youths who joined the campaign prior to election are employed as traffic workers and some are empowered to start business, but the crews and sailors of governor el-Rufa’i has sideline some of us the youths,” he opined.
He stated that the effort of el-Rufa’i towards engaging jobless youths within the state could hardly reflect as a result of some of his officials’ bias nature when it comes to job appointment and empowerment.
Shuaibu lamented that majority of them who went through the ‘thick and thin’ to vote the APC government into power were been sidelined, adding that those representing them either as councillors, Chairmen or House of Representative members have neglected them after the election.
He added, “Most of the youths you see protesting today were stabbed and maltreated during election, but here they are with no jobs and assistance.
“We want the executive governor of Kaduna State to know that whatever plans he has for the youths never reaches them, it never goes down to the youths, instead those working under his cabinet are reaping the benefits by either taking it to their families or friends,” he explained.