- Former president visited the governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai
- The former president eulogised El-Rufai as a good learner, praising him for being gender inclusive in his appointments
- Governor El-Rufai also described Obasanjo as a mentor from whom he learnt many public service skills when he served in his administration
Nigeria’s former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Wednesday, December 11, paid visit to the governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai.
According to a thread of tweet posted by the Kaduna state government, the former president was a special guest at the extraordinary session of the Kaduna State Executive Council which was chaired by Governor El-Rufai.
Obasanjo also addressed the Kashim Ibrahim Fellows on Leadership and shared his life experiences.
Leadership reports that Obasanjo commended the Kaduna state governor for putting together a pan-Nigerian cabinet with inter-ethnic inclusion.
He also described Governor El-Rufai as “one of the best persons to work with. He is a near genius.”
“We need a character like this, a man that you know where you stand with him. Any job given to him will be well done,” Obasanjo further eulogised the Kaduna state governor
He said Governor El-Rufai is a good leader and a good student, adding that he learned gender inclusiveness from his administration.
“I made women to matter in my government. He has done the same in Kaduna. He is a very good learner,” he said.
Legit.ng recalls that El-Rufai served as the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) under Obasanjo’s administration.
In his remarks, Governor El-Rufai described Obasanjo as a mentor from whom he learnt many public service skills when he served in his administration.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Obasanjo expressed his deep regret over the death of his former aide, Titilayo Ajanaku, the then adviser on women affairs.
Showering posthumous encomiums on his late former aide, Obasanjo said that Ajanaku displayed an unprecedented commitment to the development of women in the country when she was alive.
The former president also revealed that the late icon was among those who persuaded him to run for the office of the president in the 1998 presidential election.
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