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I’ll only visit Kaduna if necessary after May 29 – El-Rufai

Nasir El-Rufai

Nasir El-Rufai

By Wilson Adekumola


The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai has disclosed that he would only visit the state he governed for eight years if it becomes necessary when he leaves office on May 29.


GovernorbEl-Rufai made this disclosure while speaking at a policy conversation and book launch in Abuja on Tuesday.


He also said he would not return as Federal Capital Territory Minister even if he was offered.


El-Rufai said, “I have done my job, I’m done, I don’t look back.


“In fact when I left FCT, the only time I visited FCT was in 2016 when my secondary school classmate was appointed the minister and he said he wanted to see me, so I went there.


“Once I leave a job, I don’t look back. If I leave Kaduna in 19 days, I will only visit if it becomes necessary.”


El-Rufai served as the FCT minister under President Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration and he stirred controversies and criticisms for pulling down illegal structures.


The outgoing Governor said, he will never “repeat class”, noting that there are “young people” he can recommend for the job.


“Even if offered, I’m not coming to Abuja. As I say, I never repeat class and there are many young people I know that I can recommend that would do a better job than I did.


“I’m too old for this. I’m too old for demolition, get a young man with blood in his veins or a young woman,” he said.

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