Friday, March 17, 2017

El-Rufai In Netherlands To Study, As Deputy Becomes Acting Governor

The Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, is not ill and flown abroad for medical attention as being peddled in some quarters.

Rather, it was learnt that el-Rufai had since commenced receiving lectures as a part-time PhD student of Philosophy in Governance and Policy Analysis at United Nations University-Merit, Netherlands.

UNU-MERIT, a research and training institute of the United Nations University and Maastricht University, based in the South of the Netherlands, has been closely involved in research for a variety of UN agencies.

Such agencies include the International Labour Organisation, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, and the World Bank.

The institution ranked sixth among the world best universities.

There had been wide speculations especially on various social media platforms that el-Rufai was flown abroad for medical attention.

But an online post by the United Nations University-Merit dated March 7, 2017 at 8:23pm noted that the university had received a new intake and among them was el-Rufai.

The university said, “Yesterday a new batch of students started our Dual Career Training Programme to obtain a PhD in governance and Policy Analysis (GPAC2). Good luck to all!”

Also, a tweet   by one of the lecturers of the university, read, “I’m looking forward to teaching H.E.@elrufai in November, student at UNU Merit/Maastricht University.”

Also, a top government official, who would not want his names in print because he was not permitted to speak on the matter, said “the governor is not sick but he is attending a programme abroad.”

He added “That is why the Deputy Governor, Mr. Barnabas Yusuf-Bala, is presently acting Governor pending the return of the governor after the programme.”

El-Rufai, a first-class Quantity Surveyor graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, is also an alumini of Harvard University.


  1. Best of luck on your studies

    1. Mr. Douglas Fantastic17 March, 2017 11:40

      For crying out loud a Ph.D in Europe takes at least 3 and a half years - plus it does not require your physical presence in the school. You also REALLY cannot be embarking on such intensive programme while you are a Governor - it does not make sense. You got to either be really irresponsible to your office or really unwell and thought to lie with that study. Fuck you, I know what's up, mister. You took ill. Fullstop! What is more? A Ph.D can be deferred until you finish your tenure. YES IT CAN. FUCK YOU, HELL-ROOF, Ai??!!
      Motherfucking, hateful, dwarf from hell.

  2. Wetin we no go hear. Acting President, acting governor. Why did he contest when he knows he would go to school in 2017

  3. Does your study abroad save us from this recession we are going through here