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Sani describes el-Rufai’s enrolment of son in public school as political stunt


[FILE PHOTO] Senator Shehu Sani

• Advocates use of public toilets by political office holders
• Ministry applauds governor

As Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai fulfils his 2017 vow of enrolling his son in a public school, Senator Shehu Sani (APC, Kaduna Central) has described the action as a “deceptive and clownish” political stunt ahead of the 2023 general election.

The senator, during a chat with journalists in Kaduna also advocated the use of public toilets by political office holders in the state.

Governor El-Rufai, last Monday, enrolled his six-year-old son, Abubakar, into Primary One in Capital School, Malali, a public school in the state.


According to Sani, as the governor has taken his son to public school, political office holders in the state should also patronise public toilets used by civil servants in Kaduna.

He said, “Since we are in an era, in this state, of using public utilities, public hospitals, and now public schools, so it is also in order that public officials, both elected and appointed, should also patronise public toilets in Kaduna. That is the highest form of patriotism and selfless service. You should use what the masses use, including public toilets.

Describing the governor’s action as comedy, Sani said he would have done better by upgrading schools in Kaduna.

But the Kaduna State Ministry of Education has commended the governor for enrolling his son into a public school in the state.

The Commissioner for Education, in a statement signed by the ministry’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Abubakar Ibrahim, applauded the governor for keeping to the promise he made in 2017.

“Kaduna State Ministry of Education applauds el-Rufai for assuring the public of the confidence in government institutions.

“El-Rufai had, in a state broadcast in December 2017, promised to enroll his child in a public school when he turns six years.

“The move is part of reforms to revamp public schools in the state to make them more competitive,” he stated.

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