“Out of Equation”: Why My Father Sent Me into Exile When He Became Governor, El-Rufai’s Son Explains

“Out of Equation”: Why My Father Sent Me into Exile When He Became Governor, El-Rufai’s Son Explains

  • The chairman, House committee on Banking Regulations, Bello El-Rufai, has explained why his father sent him away from Kaduna state when he became governor
  • Bello said his father, Nasir, sent him into exile so contractors would not use him to get favour from his government
  • The federal lawmaker disclosed that he worked in the enterprise business unit of the technology firm Huawei after he was sent away from Kaduna state

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Kaduna state - The House of Representatives member representing Kaduna North federal constituency, Bello El-Rufai, said his father Nasir sent him into exile when he was governor of Kaduna state.

Bello said, unlike other governors’ children, he didn’t really stay in Kaduna doing contracts.

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El-Rufai's son Bello explains why his father sent him into exile
El-Rufai's son Bello says he wasn’t involved in contracts during his father’s administration Photo credit: @B_ELRUFAI/Mallam Nasir El-Rufai
Source: UGC

He stated this during an interview hosted by Yaya Abba, titled, ‘With Shuraim’.

As reported by The Punch, the federal lawmaker said:

“Some of us were just learning the process. But immediately he became governor, he sent me, as I say, on exile. Unlike the children of the governors back then, I didn’t really stay in Kaduna doing contracts.”

He further stated that his father sent him away so contractors wouldn’t use him to get to him.

“What happens to the man in power is that if they can’t get to him, they’ll get to the wives or children,” adding that it was “natural for contractors in Kaduna to think if they come through you, they’ll gain favour.
“He (the father) just took me out of that equation and it really helped.”

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Bello disclosed that while away from Kaduna, he worked in the enterprise business unit of the technology firm, Huawei.

El-rufai said his work experience in the firm made him understand organisational structure.

He added that Governor Uba Sani is his mentor and he had a great influence on his knowledge of the politics of legislative representation, Guardian reports.

“I think working with Senator Uba Sani taught me the politics that fits this country.”
“He’s still my mentor, we talk every day. After he (Sani) emerged as the APC candidate to replace my father, he told my father he wanted me to run for the Reps.”

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng also reported that Bello said Nigeria lost an effective administrator for the senate to have rejected his father.

Bello said he and other members of the family pleaded with the father to accept the ministerial nomination from President Bola Tinubu.

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The lawmaker said he felt disappointed after learning his father's nomination was rejected. He revealed that he, Governor Uba Sani and one of his former commissioners convinced him to accept it.

Proofread by Kola Muhammed, journalist and copyeditor at Legit.ng

Source: Legit.ng

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