Friday, May 2, 2008

Still on El-Rufai Probe

I was reading the Punch Newspaper version of former Minister of FCT Mallam El-Rufai appearance on the Senate Committee probe of FCT Demolitions, federal government houses etc. The comments on the write-up by numerous Nigerians aptly describe my views on the shameful drama in the name of probe, and I cannot but publish some of the comments in my blog.

  • gbosa!4 u (EL-RUFIA).If we have 4 of u ruling the FCT we will have a great capital in the world.U took a decision and stood by it.If u think u were affected and is ur turn to prob him prosterity shall never forgive u.We dont want to have a capital that will full of hoodlums and miscreants.
    Posted by: Mbaiorga Daniel , on Friday, May 02, 2008
  • There should be compensations to the cases El Rufia accepted were a mistake. The uncompleted buildings he pulled down should be covered. No aplologises here. This guy ran his office unchecked.He was a monster even as he was cleaning up Abuja. The ones he compensated after telling us were on sewage lines ought not to have been. The same folks rebuilt their houses on the same plots ( e.g Ali the PDP ex chairman). This guy is a coward! Vultures will eat him.

    Posted by: ferdinand C.gbenimako , on Friday, May 02, 2008

  • Am very pleased at the way Mallam El-rufai handled this matter so far. As a profession and a fighter of good course, he has stood by his decisions and believe me or not, Abuja is better for it. Nigeria needs more of his like, i will be plesed to work with him. Abuja is the capital City of nigeria and should not be turned to a slum. He demostarted courage by pulling down "big Houses" this is the highpoint of his acheivement....Ride on EL-Rufai!

    Posted by: Adesuyi Adeleke , on Friday, May 02, 2008

  • Sometimes I wonder why Nigerians are cynical. The likes of Smart Adeyemi, Sodangi and others even with those asking for the head of El Rufai need to examine themselves. Rufai may not be perfect just like any of us, but he is a workerholic and a very brave. The Abuja we all pride in today came to this level through his dogged effort. Yesterday we all were hailing him, today some of us are asking for his head, why? What convinces us that all we are hearing are not common blackmails?

    Posted by: Kurgo Sherengbe Ayuba , on Friday, May 02, 2008

  • if they are in doubt, FCT office is still open, they should contest it. Just bcos they are used to doing things any how, they thought and believed everyone else does same thing. this has differentiated those that are trained and schoolled from those that are "cut and join". just imagine! Am sure the youths are learning.

    Posted by: tari paul , on Thursday, May 01, 2008

  • Am very suprise at dave, amandi and sadick comments. el-rufai did what our senators, reps had not been able to do. the guy had facts and figures not cooked up. it was obvious he did is work diligently. off course he made some mistake but that is an ignorable percentage. Abj is a pride today, thanks to him. Obj govt. was not the best but it had some good. lets pride ourselves in the good and stop hunting everyone that was in the administration just bcos we have assessed it to be bad.

    Posted by: tari paul , on Thursday, May 01, 2008

  • thumbs up for el Rufai - you are the man of the moment - all those Shodangi, smart - and co should go and hide their faces - trying to make emotional something that is a national issue. They should all be shot at - how did they win the elections in the first instance - riggers - El Rufai - God Bless you for giving us Abuja of our dreams.

    Posted by: Olu Adegoke , on Thursday, May 01, 2008

    I learnt the guy El Rufai made First Class in the University. He has really proved it with the way he answered those fools questions. What did they make in their own universitise.Stupid people, election riggers.They are all bad examples to the youth.

    Posted by: joseph , on Thursday, May 01, 2008

  • elrufai the small but mighty man.sincerely speaking i wud give the former minister kudos for is brilliance.trough out that brobe he never accepted that he was wrong,instead the senators were now agreeing with him.imagine the court judgements matter,elrufai was insisting that it was never in his name.but he has 2 realize that he was incharge of the fct when the judgements were given,so he his responsible for all d floating of the court orders.i think d senators should prepare well for elrufai.

    Posted by: mathias aliu , on Thursday, May 01, 2008


  • After all de noise making and roof raising, Senator Sodangi and im like, no fit nail de small baba El Rufai. Na de guy even come box dem up, so tay dem dey look for more time to recover to meet am again!. Meanwhile, thumbs down to Punch wey no gree gives enough info of dis 4 hours meeting while Thisday get de thumbs up today for dat.

    Posted by: Okerhe O. , on Thursday, May 01, 2008


  • I think el-Rufai has done well,given the situation he found himself.one should not 4get our peculiar mode of doing things in Nigeria.he appeared b4 the committee n gave answers to allegations levelled against him,and frankly am impressed.All those against him,am sure given the same situation cannot do half of what he has done.i think he deserves commendation.well done nasiru

    Posted by: basheer , on Thursday, May 01, 2008

  • I feel you, Chris. PUNCH is doing a hatchet job - leaving out the details of el rufai's defence and quoting him out of context. El rufai showed satellite images to prove that houses of anyim etc destroyed were on sewer lines. all the committee wanted him to do was to trick him into 'apologising' so that they can it can be splashed on the front pages of today's paper. Kudos to him, he was just too smart for them. For a full report, visit THISDAY: http://www.thisdayonline.com/nview.php?id=110238

    Posted by: saxotech , on Thursday, May 01, 2008


  • This man is a first class scholar and I don't expect any lesser performance from him.So much emotion ran within the committe members even before the man showed up.With his wisdom and broad knowledge,he will steal and you people will still be thanking him for a good and transparent performance.You just can't nail such a man and I'm not being suggestive either.

    Posted by: Olumide Adegbesan,UK , on Thursday, May 01, 2008


  • I was opportuned to watch the live television broadcast in the UK of Mallam El-Rufai's response to the questions asked by the Senate FCT Probe Committee Members and was indeed very impressed with the way he honestly & eloquently answered them one after the other. As Nigeria is now a laughing stock in the international community because of bad leadership, unimaginable & pervasive corruption, greed & ineptitude, we need the likes of Dora Akinyuli, Ribadu, El-Rufai,to be in charge of our country.

    Posted by: Dr.Francis Omohwo , on Thursday, May 01, 2008


  • The hearing has demonstrated legislators lack of knowledge of their functions, that is fact finding in order to amend existing rules or legislation.Their well paid assistants have not done deligent reseach to aid the senators in their questioning.They are too emotional and not logical in trying to find out the facts, maybe because they lack experience and also may have already compromised themslves.el Rufai is brillient and well prepared than most civil servants in Nigeria.Recogninse that.

    Posted by: fon , on Thursday, May 01, 2008


  • petrol is stored recklessly whilst children are playing with fire in full glare of adults.lt ignites and all perish followed by wailing thats nigeria.when it comes to land issues i have one question,why can't all land be registered with the land registry and all disputes settled pior to registration.also the registry must to transparent would full access to the public for searches at mininum cost.that is not too much to ask neither is it brain surgery.this will cut down aiot of problems

    Posted by: francisco okwesa , on Thursday, May 01, 2008


  • PUNCH is gradualy losing my respect based on their biased mode of writing.I am amazed that this is all they could make out of El-Rufai's testimony.When it was time to report the falsehood that was spread by the committe members & their accomplices,they reported them elaborately,but El-Rufai gave very well detailed responses yesterday to most of the allegations & they are just reporting what I don't know.It is not fair.Read the detailed report on THISDAY & and it would make sense.

    Posted by: Chris Oke , on Thursday, May 01, 2008

  • NOW YOU HAVE HEARD HIM. WHAT ELSE DO YOU WANT TO DO TO HIM? KILL HIM? FOR HIS COURAGE TO TRAVEL DOWN TO NIGERIA TO FACE MALICIOUS SODANGI AND HIS COHORTS, HE DESERVES A KUDO.HE IS A LEADER AND NOT POLITICAL A FRAUDSTER. AT LEAST, HE DID NOT RIG TO BECOME A MINISTER. SODANGIS, ARE YOU LISTENING?

    Posted by: LATEEF KOLA ADEPOJU (UK) , on Thursday, May 01, 2008


I had always hold that believe that those going after him today are doing so, because the man has killed the existing “system” which favoured them than us. Has anyone ever ponder how come those they demolished their houses because they are illegal and obstruct the abuja master plan got the plot to build the houses in the first place?

1 comment:

'Yar Mama said...

I had no doubt that El Rufai would triumph. He had truth behind him. What this teaches us is that all honest public officials should always retain copies of all documents signed while in office. These documents verified his answers because the current FCT Minister would never have given him documents to defend his actions. It was a knockout, a beautiful thing to behold because he was so confident and eloquent. The backpage of THISDAY 1/5/08 did a wonderful article on ther proceedings

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