Nasir El-Rufai has been rejected as a minister by a coalition of Quran reciters, memorization experts, and students. They are pleading with the Nigerian Senate and President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to his name from the list.
Why El-Rufai should not be minister, Islamic scholars give reason
The former governor’s name is among the 28 nominees Tinubu submitted to the Senate for screening and confirmation, slated for Monday, July 31.
But at a press conference in Bauchi on Sunday, July 28, the director of education for the Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi Foundation, Sheikh Sidi Ali, appealed to Tinubu to remove El-Rufai’s name from the list, Daily Trust reported.
According to the cleric, appointing El-Rufai as a minister is repugnant to natural justice, equity, and good conscience.
He insisted that El-Rufai’s name should be removed in the interest of justice, peace, harmony and development of the country, The Sun added.
“We have made so many pleas to President Tinubu to be wary of El-Rufai and his likes who do not want to support learning and memorization of the Quran. We are surprised to see the name of El-Rufai among his ministerial list. If the President wants to succeed he should quickly withdraw his name and replace him with a better, qualified and detribalized Nigerian who will not discriminate against Almajiri System of education.”
Why Wike, El-Rufai should not be ministers
The national legal adviser of the African Action Congress (AAC), Inibehe Effiong, said he does not believe former Rivers and Kaduna state governors, Nyesom Wike and Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, should be ministers.
Effiong said a large number of the 28 ministerial nominees of President Bola Tinubu were career politicians, and he found the list uninspiring.
Shehu Sani reacts to El-Rufai’s ministerial nomination
The former senator of Kaduna Central District, Shehu Sani, has shared his opinion regarding President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s 28-man list of ministerial nominees submitted to the Nigerian Senate on Thursday, July 27.
Sani disclosed that the immediate past governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai, who is among the ministerial nominees by President Tinubu, is a “tragedy.”
The activist made this assertion in an interview on Arise TV News which is making the rounds on social media on Friday, July 28.