By Shola Abayomi
Governor of Kaduna, Mallam Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai has dismissed the conclusion by Nigerian Senate that the Abuja-Kaduna highway is now the most dangerous road in the country, saying that the road is now safe for travellers.
El-Rufa’i, who stated this while addressing State House correspondents after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, said anyone who believe everything that comes out of the Senate risk having a serious mental challenge.
In his words, “If you believe everything that comes out of Nigerian Senate you will have serious mental health problems.
“There are things that I said there that are just for the gallery, for the media. I don’t know what statistics that were used to determine that the Abuja-Kaduna road is the most dangerous road anywhere – I like fact; I like using figures, I wish the people that said that would produce figures.
“I’m saying that no matter what anybody said last week, I’m assuring Nigerians that the Abuja–Kaduna road is quite safe now and will be so following the measures put in place by the various security agencies.”
While clarifying his statement, the governor said he was not assuring absolute safety for travellers plying the road, since only God can guarantee total safety.
“But I’m saying, as the governor of the state, based on the security measures put in place, I’m confident that the road is safe, and I drive on that road,’’ he stated.