The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has said that “our Deputy Governors in Kaduna State are not extra tyres”.
El-Rufai expressed this while talking at a valedictory meeting of the Kaduna State Executive Council held out of appreciation for the late Architect Barnabas Bala Bantex, who once stood firm on the footing in the state.
The Governor said: “Bantex went about as State Governor, driving with respectability and leading our State Executive Council so often when I was out of the country.”
El-Rufai further said that such was the regard where Bantex was held that he was the solitary Deputy Governor to be important for the President’s company to the United Nations General Assembly in 2015.
He added that “the best accolade for Bantex for us as an administration is the manner by which his political race as Deputy Governor of this state has made the workplace the most impressive of any state in the country.
“Bantex likewise led our KADIPA, SEMA, JAAC, Power Reform Committee, Ease of Doing Business Committee and the State Tenders Board at different times.”