Connect with us


El-Rufai reveals how a gov. got N500m new notes



The immediate past Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has reportedly withdrawn his interest in being part of President Bola Tinubu’s cabinet. According to report, presidency sources said Mr El-Rufai told President Tinubu at a meeting on Tuesday that he was no longer interested in becoming a minister but would continue to contribute his quota to the development of Nigeria as a private citizen. “He also told the president that he needed time to focus on his doctorate programme at a university in The Netherlands,” a source said. Another insider also said that the former governor suggested a new ministerial nominee — Jafaru Ibrahim Sani — for Kaduna State, saying the President would find him very useful and resourceful. Mr Sani served as commissioner in three ministries in Kaduna State (Local Government Education and Environment) while Mr El-Rufai was governor.
Spread The News


Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has claimed that one of his fellow governors was given N500m in new Naira notes by a bank, as Nigerians lament about the inability to get the cash.

El-Rufai, said this in an exclusive interview with BBC, part of which was published on Friday.

He stated that the 10-day extension given by the Central Bank of Nigeria was not enough as more time was needed.

ALSO READ: The candidate of the Sultan and the Yoruba pastor 

“Yesterday, I was told that one of our governors got N500m in new notes from the bank. It was the bank that gave him.

“What of the average man on the street selling tomatoes and trying to survive? That is why I have said that the 10-day extension is not enough. We want months of extension.

“There is nowhere in the world that currency exchange doesn’t happen but they don’t give limited time such as this one for currency swap and definitely not close to elections.”


Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.