Sack Threat: Buhari Not Naive, Says Mama Taraba

Minister of Women Affairs, Senator Aisha Alhassan.



Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajia Aisha Alhassan (Mama Taraba) on Thursday said that President Muhammadu Buhari will not be naive to sack her from cabinet on account of her resolve not to support his 2019 presidential ambition.

The minister had said in a BBC Hausa service interview published on Wednesday that she would resign from cabinet if Buhari decided to run the next presidential election.

The Taraba-born politician has since come under heavy attack from the supporters of the President who have been calling for her sack as minister.

Speaking to State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday, she said her position as presented in the well publicized radio interview had not changed.


Asked what she could say more about her interview remarks, she said: “No, I have no comment. What will I say now, I have said all in BBC Hausa. Get someone who speaks Hausa very well to translate it for you.”

On her relationship with Buhari currently following her decision not to support him again, she noted: “How will I know. I have not seen the President but I don’t think the president is a naive person.”

On whether she was confident that she could retain her job, she said: “God gives and God takes. That is all and I have said it all in Hausa. You know that there is an end to everything.”

On Buhari supporters attacking her on social media, saying she’s not loyal, the Minister who was former governorship candidate responded
“Let the will of God be.”


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