“If you believe everything that comes out of the Nigerian Senate, you will have serious mental health problems. There are things that are said that are just for the gallery and for the media.”
Kaduna State Governor made the statement today, Monday while reacting to recent Senate description of Kaduna-Abuja express Way as the most dangerous highway in Africa.
Governor el-Rufai said that he believed in facts and statistics and wondered what statistics the senators used determine that the Kaduna-Abuja road is the most dangerous anywhere.
“I like facts, I like using figures. I wish the people that said that would use figures. But I am saying that no matter what anyone said, last week, I am assuring Nigerians that the Kaduna -Abuja road is quite safe now and would be so long as the initiatives put in place by the various security agencies, details of which I am not willing to disclose.
“I am saying as the governor of the state based on the security measures put in place, I am confidence that the road is safe and I drive on that road.”
He said that he had already briefed President Muhammadu Buhari on the general security situation in Kaduna which he used to do from time to time and also to update him on the various initiatives by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), the SSS, and the Army Forces with a view to improving the security situation in Kaduna in general and particularly along the Abuja-Kaduna road.