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Ex-minister's family lauds Buhari's efforts to transform Nigeria

20 October 2015, 18:51

Kano - The family of a former Minister of Special Duties in the administration of late Gen. Sani Abacha, Alhaji Wada Nas, has dissociated itself from comments made by one of its members on the appointment of ministers by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The spokesman of the family, Dr Usman Wada-Nas, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Tuesday.

The spokesman said the comments made by Imrana Wada-Nas, the President of Arewa Youth Development Association (AYDA) on President Buhari’s appointment of ministers were not done on behalf of the family.

"The comments credited to Imrana Wada-Nas were not done on behalf of the late Wada Nas’s family, but on his personal capacity and president of AYDA,’’ he said.

According to him, Buhari had initially made it clear to Nigerians that he would choose competent people as ministers to head the various ministries.

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"He chose the people he has confidence in. So, the issue is beyond sectional, religious or tribal, but he chose people who will assist him to save the country from its present challenges,” he said.

He said the late Wada Nas’s family had confidence in the ability of President Muhammadu Buhari to take the country to greater heights.

According to the spokesman, the family of the late politician was 100 per cent in support of President Buhari’s resolve to tackle insecurity and unemployment, and fight corruption in the country.

"We have the belief that President Buhari will transform this country in view of the fact that he has the nation at heart,’’ he said.

He called on Nigerians to support the Buhari Administration in its determination to bring the much- needed dividends of democracy to them.

NAN recalls that Imrana was alleged to have accused President Buhari of sidelining youths in the selection of his ministers. 




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