Governor El-Rufai made the call today at the first public lecture of Al-hikmah University, Adewole, Ilorin titled “Governing justly: Perspectives from near and far with lessons for Nigeria”, held at the University’s auditorium.
The Governor who is a member of the All Progressives Congress Restructuring Committee, stressed the need to use human capital development to grow the country, saying that the population of Nigeria should not be seen as a curse rather as an opportunity and blessings which government must invest on its sustainability to reduce unemployment and poverty rate.
The Writer of Accidental Civil Servant who is the guest speaker charged governments at all levels to begin to explore the untapped potentials in all sectors of the economy to ensure accelerated growth in Nigeria.
According to him, government must be guided by justice, adding that President Muhammad Buhari constantly emphasize on the need for governors and members of his cabinet to put social justice on their top agenda.
Governor El-Rufai charged Nigerians to put their respective governments on their toes to deliver on the legitimate rights of citizens, especially in the area of solid qualitative education and Agriculture.
In his welcome address, the Vice Chancellor of Al-hikmah University, Professor Taofeek Ibrahim, said the choice of the Kaduna State Governor to deliver the first public lecture of the institution was a consensus reached by both the staff and students looking at his track records in Nigeria’s politics.
Professor Ibrahim disclosed that the Kaduna State Government initiated a scholarship programme for indegenes of the state to study different courses in the University, adding that the University would continue to strengthen the existing relationship with the state government