Former Edo State governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has accused the Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai of being responsible for banditry and killings in his state.
Oshiomhole made the statement while speaking at the 2nd Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) National Peace and Security Summit, in Abuja.
In his speech, according to Nigerian Tribune, Oshiomhole alleged that the over 35,000 workers recently sacked by the Kaduna State government have played a major role in contributing to the current insecurity experienced in the state.
The immediate past APC national chairman said the children that have been abandoned by the society are now grown up and turned against society for turning their back on them, adding that those that have been retrenched and are left without any means of livelihood have now been forced into crime.
Oshiomhole said, “Who are the bandits? I suspect, that those 35,000 workers in Kaduna city whose livelihood have been taken, what are they doing? What will their children and grandchildren be doing now? It is common sense to know that an idle mind, is a devil’s workshop.
“I suspect that those Nigerians that we abandoned and not provide for them, as you can call them almajiri or beggars, they have all grown up. When you talk about unemployment, the biggest problem is having the biggest population of unemployable because they never had an opportunity of being taught by a qualified teacher.”
He stated that security should not only be looked at from the aspect of what the military and police can do to restore peace, rather it should also be tackled from the issue of security of wages and jobs.