…Cites alleged oppression.
by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
A coalition representing Quranic Memorisers and Reciters has made appeal to President Bola Tinubu, urging him not to administer the Oath of Office to former Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, as a minister.
Sheikh Sidi Aliyu Sise, the director of education at the Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi Foundation, has implored the president to exercise caution when inducting individuals with questionable records.
Sheikh Sise noted that the nomination and subsequent screening of the ex-Kaduna Governor by the National Assembly raised concerns about fairness for Quranic memorisers and reciters.
Sheikh Sise, who accused El-Rufai of oppressing Almajirai, while he was in power, emphasized that the treatment meted out to innocent pupils and Quranic scholars during their evacuation from the House of Maulana Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi in Kaduna was unjust and traumatic.
Sheikh Sise implored President Tinubu to uphold justice in his leadership of the nation, urging him to consider the negative experiences suffered during El-Rufai’s tenure.
The Quranic scholars stressed that, if El-Rufai is sworn-in as a minister, it would imply President Tinubu’s endorsement of the injustices they endured while El-Rufai held office as governor.