El-Rufai’s son denies involvement in contracts during father’s administration

Bello El-Rufai, the member of the House of Representatives representing Kaduna North Federal Constituency, has denied that he was involved in the award of contracts during the tenure of his father, Nasir El-Rufai, as the governor of Kaduna State.

Bello said this during an interview hosted by Yaya Abba, titled, ‘With Shuraim.’

El-Rufai served as a two-term governor of Kaduna State from 2016 to 2023.

He was recently accused of leaving a huge debt for his successor, Uba Sani, to the tune of $587 million, N85 billion, and N115 billion in contract liabilities.

Sani noted that the state is now left with few amounts not enough to pay salary.

However, Bello said, “I think he (Nasir) is an exceptional mind and the sort of leader that Nigeria really needs; there are many like him.

“When he became governor, we campaigned for him seriously. We knew the wave was coming, we knew there was a merger. We knew Buhari could win this time especially the alliance that happened with the Southwest.”

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