By Kunle Taiwo
A member representing Gumel, Gagarawa, Maigateri, Sule Tankarkar Federal Constituency, Sani Zoro on Sunday calls for the resignation of Governor Mohmadu Badaru Abubakar for lack of competence to manage security situation in Jigawa state.
Sani Zoro, a former president of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) made the call on Sunday at a news conference in Kano.
Zoro who cited prevailing invasion of bandits and killing of innocent villagers in Jigawa state insisted that Governor Badaru lacked the competence to nip the criminal activity in Jigawa in the bud.
He said Badaru has traveled to China for 14 times in three years on personal businesses instead of focusing on the social economic business and governance in Jigawa state.
The federal lawmaker alleged that Badaru had invited Chinese companies who are his business partners to forceful take over farm lands in the name of industrialization.
According to him, ” Badaru gave out over 20,000 hectares of lands to Chinese company without compensation commiserate to the value of the lands. And when people complain or reject the stipend compensation, they end jail them.
” Badaru has spent more time in Chinese for his personal businesses than he did for Jigawa business. He has traveled to China for 14 times in three years. He brought Chinese companies to Jigawa to impoverish the people more”.
Zoro reminded that the worsen security situation in Zamfara started as a result of negligence, called for urgent action from Jigawa state government before the bandits take over the state.
” This was how Zamfara governor neglect his primary responsibility for Governor forum in Abuja. He spends more time in Abuja more than he does in Zamfara while bandits take over the state.
“Now it has gone out of control and we don’t want Jigawa to get to that level. Governor Badaru spend more time out side Jigawa now and ignoring bandits attack in some village. We want him to resign now before it is too late”.