The Bridge Club (TBT), an association of top business executives, professionals and scholars, had tagged the event ‘An evening with His Excellency, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna State’, but they got more than they bargained for.
According to its President, Abdul-Hakeem Uthman Mustapha, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, the meeting was informed by the need for El-Rufai to come and share his experience as a political leader and perhaps put the record straight as regards the image being given to him by the media.
From his opening remark, El-Rufai, assured his hosts not to hesitate to ask him any question, regardless of how controversial, adding that he was prepared to stay with them till 12 mid-night if there was need for it. He was also frank enough to tell his listeners that most reports credited to him by the media were true and not fabricated. The title of his paper was ‘Politics not Economics Solves Everything’.