Call for with­drawal of Aisha as min­is­ter un­nec­es­sary – Al­haji

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Ibra­heem Hamza Muham­mad

A mem­ber of the Sokoto Sul­tanate, Al­haji Mu’azu Al­haji, has de­scribed the clam­our for the re­place­ment of Ha­jiya Aisha Abubakar as min­is­ter rep­re­sent­ing Sokoto State as un­for­tu­nate.

Al­haji, an un­cle to Ha­jiya Aisha said the call was un­nec­es­sary be­cause she is a mem­ber of the sul­tanate and has the right to rep­re­sent Sokoto any­where.

He said as a tech­no­crat, Aisha had ex­celled in her cho­sen ca­reer, stress­ing that she is not only an in­di­gene of Sokoto State but the daugh­ter of the former min­is­ter of fi­nance and the present Sar­dauna of Sokoto, Al­haji Abubakar Al­haji.

“Her mother, Ha­jiya Amina is the first daugh­ter of the eigh­teenth Sul­tan of Sokoto, Al­haji Ibrahim Da­suki.

“She schooled at Queen’s Col­lege Lagos be­cause her fa­ther was work­ing there as a fed­eral civil ser­vant. And it was a priv­i­lege for her to have worked in the bank­ing sec­tor out­side Nige­ria. It is there­fore wrong of po­lit­i­cal op­por­tunists, who are mak­ing the claims that she is not from Sokoto and that she is not a card-car­ry­ing mem­ber of the APC and things like that,” he said.

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