Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State yesterday thanked President Goodluck Jonathan for giving Jigawa two ministerial slots in the whole of the north and for appointing Professor Ruqayya Ahmed Rufai as the first female Mister of Education in Nigeria.
Lamido, who organized a reception for the former Education Minister at the Aminu Kano triangle in Dutse, said Jigawa people are grateful to President Jonathan for the period given to Prof. Ruqayya to serve. “We are here to receive Professor Ruqayya Ahmad Rufai, a worthy ambassador of Jigawa State who has served this country meritoriously. We are also here to thank President Goodluck Jonathan, a dear friend, brother, our political leader for appointing her a minister. We have no ill fillings, no grudges or anger over her removal. The President has not done any wrong by firing her and there is no political dimension to the sack contrary to popular opinion.” Prof. Ruqayya thanked Almighty Allah who sustained and protected her throughout her tenure as minister. She also thanked Governor Sule Lamido for the confidence reposed in her and nominated her for ministerial appointment. She also expressed her gratitude to President Jonathan for the support and cooperation she said she received from during her tenure.