Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai reacting after a video of Ortom addressing protesters after some killings in Benue State was played during a webinar organised by the Africa Leadership Group, stated that Ortom is not someone he takes very seriously.
“I did not hear what Governor Ortom said (in the video) but I know him and he is not somebody I take very seriously, frankly. He has other issues of governance that he is using the Federal Government as a punching bag to distract attention from his failures.
“Go and find out how many months’ salaries are being owed teachers and public servants in Benue State then you can understand a lot of what Ortom is doing.”
“We have a serious national problem. I wouldn’t say we are totally helpless but we are in a situation where the Armed Forces and the police have lost significant confidence in themselves and their institutions.”