Former president, Olusegun Obasanjo has commended Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State for his public service to the country naming the governor as the reason behind the successful implementation of the privatization programme of his presidency.
In a congratulatory message signed by his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, to mark el-Rufai’s 60th birthday, Obasanjo praised the governor’s performances as head of the Bureau of Public Enterprises and minister for the Federal Capital Territory.
Obasanjo said, “Under my watch as a democratically elected president of Nigeria, you made a great success of our privatisation programme as the Director-General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises, which resulted in the liberation of our nation’s economy and our being able to meet some challenges of globalisation and tackling the problem if poverty.
“I must also applaud the giant strides in terms of infrastructure and socio-economic development which the Federal Capital Territoty FCT, recorded under your focused administration as the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory. I salute the uncommon sense of duty and patriotism demonstrated by you at enhancing sanity in physical development at the FCT”.
Obasanjo also commended el-Rufai’s efforts in Kaduna saying, “I can only implore you not to rest on your oars and to re-double your efforts as the chief executive of one of the most politically restive states in the North West of the country to ensure peace, stability and security in the state until we collectively, propel our dear country to the promised land”.