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The return of Nasir El-Rufai: Nigeria’s ‘demolition man’

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Accidental Public Servant

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Ben Ezeamalu

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August 2, 2023 12:15

Nasir El-Rufai leaving court in 2010 after a case dating back to his time as FCT minister was dismissed. (REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde)

Nasir El-Rufai leaving court in 2010 after a case dating back to his time as FCT minister was dismissed. (REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde)

Nasir El-Rufai returns to cabinet under Tinubu. While some praise his effectiveness as minister under Obasanjo, others fear his ruthless streak.

On the day Nasir El-Rufai assumed duty as the minister of the federal capital territory (FCT) in July 2003, he got to the office at 7.30am and pledged to clean up Nigeria’s capital city – and what a clean-up he did.

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