El-Rufai Opens Up On His Sister's Nomination

El-Rufai Opens Up On His Sister's Nomination

Malam Nasir El-Rufai, the Kaduna state governor, has finally reacted to the claims that he nominated his foster sister, Zainab Ahmed, as the ministerial appointee representing the state.

El-Rufai Opens Up On His Sister's Nomination
Zainab Ahmed, one of President Buhari ministerial nominees.

El-Rufai dismissed the accusation as a flight of the imagination of some elements who are not satisfied with the crucial changes going on in the state.

Zainab Ahmed served until her appointment as the executive secretary of Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI).

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The Kaduna state governor was speaking on a wide range of matters at the 4th town hall meeting to interact with the people of the state on October 17, Saturday.

Governor El-Rufai said that some elements are wearing the face of the ruling party but deep in their hearts they stand with the opposition.

He stated firmly at the meeting that he submitted no names for ministerial positions including that of his sister.

According to the governor, President Muhammadu Buhari acted on his own wisdom.

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Zainab Ahmed is the daughter of Yahaya Hamza, the foster father of Nasir el-Rufai, who is reportedly one of the most powerful men in President Buhari’s inner circle.

Meanwhile, the Senate has postponed screening of ministerial nominees till October 20, Tuesday.

Source: Legit.ng

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