- Will the residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) witness the return of Mallam Nasir El-Rufai as minister
- President Buhari's new media aide prompted reactions on social media with a tweet suggesting the return of the incumbent Kaduna state governor
- For many, it will be a perfect comeback as the previous ministers after he has performed below expectation
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FCT, Abuja - The social media was agog with a lot of mixed reactions after President Muhammadu Buhari's special assistant on digital communications, Bashir Ahmad hinted at the return of Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state as FCT minister.
According to Ahmad's tweet sighted by Legit.ng from his verified Twitter account on Tuesday, September 20, he said he won't be surprised if the pragmatic governor returns.
His tweet reads:
"Won’t be surprised if I am the only one, but I keep praying to see H.E. Nasir El-Rufai back as the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory."
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El-Rufai held the position between 2003 to 2007 under the administration of President Olusegun Obasanjo.
The Kaduna state governor has been credited for over 70 percent of the all-around development of the nation's capital placing him above other ministers that have held the position to date.
Some of his political rivals and even allies have once described him as President Obasanjo's favourite son going by the closeness between them and the freedom accorded to him by the then-president.
Nigerians react to possible return as FCT minister
Following the tweet of the president's aide, some Nigerian took to their social media to react to the possible return of El-Rufai as FCT minister.
A twitter handle with the name David Abdulrazak Atta said:
"He came back several times to lecture at ABU after he graduated... It'll basically be the same thing, because these people need Lectures."
Mololuwa with the Twitter handle @OneNigeria123 referred to the former minister as the first and last minister of the FCT for his wonderful reforms and exploits in the nation's capital.
"U aren't the only one boss. @elrufai was d first and last minister of FCT. All other just came to mark register. I wish to see him in that ministry again in 2023."
Another Twitter handle @Vawulencej said:
"Agreed on this Bashir. The current state of FCT is in a mess.. Sometimes I wondered if Abuja still have a minister."
El-Rufai recommends leaders Nigerians should elect in 2023
Meanwhile, Governor El-Rufai has charged Nigerians on the kind of leaders they should vote for ahead of the 2023 elections.
He urged Nigerians to vote for leaders that are capable of transforming the nation and solving its problems.
The Kaduna state governor made this call while addressing the security threats in the state and how it will, in turn, secure the zone against the terrorists' plan.
El-Rufai reacts to dumping APC
Meanwhile, El-Rufai has vowed never to join the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of 2023.
El-Rufai was reacting to a spokesman of the Atiku campaign, Daniel Bawala, who expressed optimism that the Kaduna governor will dump the APC for the PDP.
The Kaduna governor, however, said not even his corpse will defect to the opposition PDP in a Twitter exchange.