There is a father-and-son relationship between President Muhammadu Buhari and Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, the Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai has disclosed.
He further disclosed that the president’s absolute trust in and love for Amaechi stemmed from the latter’s great personality and selflessness to the service of Nigeria.
El-Rufai added that this love resulted in the former Rivers State Governor being picked to be Director-General of the Buhari Campaign Organisation for the 2015 and 2019 general elections.
The Kaduna Governor disclosed this in a 55th birthday message to the minister signed by the Ministry of Transportation.
According to him, the celebrant’s unique qualities of inclusiveness has enabled him to achieve so much within a relatively short period.
The Herald reported how Buhari hailed the minister for his great contributions to the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s victory in both elections.
“President Buhari loves Amaechi like a son, he trusts him absolutely, which is why in spite of all opposition, many attempts to put Amaechi in bad light, he twice selected him to lead his campaign and also as the Minister of Transportation,” El-Rufai said.
He described the minister as a pan-Niger Deltan who loves teamwork and empowers people to do their best.