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“I was a dollar millionaire in my twenties but not worth N90bn”-El-Rufai

“I was a dollar millionaire in my twenties but not worth N90bn”-El-Rufai

Kaduna State Governor,  Malam Nasir El Rufai has refuted stories making the rounds that he has N90 billion worth of assets and also 40 houses scattered all over the country.

The news  broken by a news organization,  The Union, stated that they got the juicy story from details submitted by Malam El-Rufai in his asset declaration for and it has sparked heavy debate in Nigeria throughout the day.

In a swift reaction which was posted on El-Rufai’s personal Facebook page, he has not only declared the story false but has gone ahead to instruct his legal team to seek redress in court.

The statement signed by his Special Assistant (Media), Samuel Aruwan reads “After a busy few weeks as governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai is dismayed by the blatant falsehood being practised as journalism by The Union newspapers.

He has consequently directed his legal team to vigorously enforce his rights to protect his reputation from the vandalism of irresponsible hacks.

The Union chose to write a spurious story alleging N90b as his assets declaration without seeing the declaration made by Malam El Rufai.

The circle of blackmail that did the story claimed they heard a rumour, and they pursued the rumour so vigorously they transformed it into news. When some of their cohorts made contact with the governor’s media team insisting that they respond to rumour, they were told that it is better if they chose the more legitimate route of agitating for a public asset declaration.

Fair minded people who read the story will notice that it is not grounded in any evidence. It is just the animus of blackmailers who regard Malam Nasir El-Rufai as easy prey. But since his reputation is not based on purchased kudos, he cannot be compelled into accommodation with venal people masquerading as journalists.

Malam Nasir El-Rufai is a privileged Nigerian. He qualified as a chartered Quantity Surveyor early in life and became a dollar millionaire in his twenties. He is a respected leader in in his professional field but as successful as he has been in his career, he certainly has neither N90 billion nor 40 mansions.

He will not be distracted from his total focus on making Kaduna great again. In this endeavour, he will continue to be accessible to practitioner.

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