Some Abuja based professionals have joined the call to President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to appoint Kano State governor and Senator-elect, Musa Rabiu Kwankwaso, as the next minister for the Federal Capital Territory.
The call came on the heels of a similar request by a group under the aegis of Abuja Residents Forum, ARF, for the incoming president to appoint Kwankwaso, who they described as a person of “high pedigree” as FCT Minister.
Spokesperson for the professionals, Ben Agarry, explained that Abuja was in dire need of a hardworking man, who will replicate the achievements of a former Minister of the FCT now Kaduna State Governor-elect, Malam Nasir el-Rufai.
According to Agarry, the FCT would have long witnessed more development than its present level had Mr. el-Rufai been allowed to remain in office as the minister all these years.
He said, “We have seen what he did in Kano State. As far as we are concerned, he is the best governor in the whole of the Northern region, and FCT deserves a person with such proven integrity and track record.
“I was amazed with the kind of structures I saw in Kano when I visited the last time. I mean tangible things you can point to as development. And you hardly see him go to the television to make noise as some other governors do”, he added.
Agarry insisted that they would not rest in the demand for Kwankwaso’s appointment when Mr. Buhari forms his cabinet after he is sworn in as Nigeria’s President come May 29th.
“We are very serious with our demand and we will not rest until we see it come to pass. We are tired of ministers who end up doing nothing all through their tenure. In fact, there was one who only built bumps throughout the roads of Abuja. This is not what we want, we want meaningful development and that is what Kwankwaso will give to us”, he added.