Former Managing Director, Onne Oil and Gas Free Zone Authority (OOGFZA), Dr. Noble Abe has revealed that he pressurized former Head of State and presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC),to send his two daughters to England after endless strike by university lecturers in Nigeria.
Describing General Muhammadu Buhari, as a man of character and integrity, he stated that Buhari had to sell his personal property in Victoria Island, Lagos, to send his two daughters who were studying at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, to continue their university education after repeated strike actions by the the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.
Abe, in a statement he personally signed and issued in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, wondered why individuals who have cases to answer with anti-graft agencies like the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) among others, would choose to assassinate the character of General Buhari because of politics.
“I am however appalled by the direction our dear country and politics are going. A nation where men and women of integrity are vilified and denigrated while corrupt and people of dubious character are celebrated and treated as heroes”.
He wondered if it is now a crime to live an honest life, as Buhari has been described in unprintable names, while fraudulent characters are treated with utmost respect in our society.
Dr Abe, a medical doctor and dermatologist, regretted that something is obviously wrong with this scenario and everything must be done to restore normalcy otherwise children of tomorrow will live in a society that has lost all its moral values.
Abe explained that he is not a practising politician but a personal friend of Buhari, noting that, things that have been said about this exceptional Nigerian that will upset the stomach of someone who truly knows him and that he does not know of any other Nigerian who can stand up to him (Buhari) when it comes to character and integrity.
“It therefore appalls me when people whose only credentials are that, the EFCC has stopped chasing them around because they know how to double speak now have the audacity and effrontery to question the character of a man like General Muhammadu Buhari,” the former OGFZA boss said.
Abe disclosed that even when the children of Nigerians with less achievement compared to Buhari were studying abroad he had to persuade him to send his two daughters, who had spent years without graduating from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, due to unending strikes to continue their academic pursuit in the United Kingdom.
He said, as PTF chairman, which was the richest public institution in the country as at the time, Buhari had to sell his personal property located in Victoria Island, Lagos, in order to send his kids to school and caution Nigerians on playing politics with sensitive issues especially the murdering of peoples’ character.
Source: PM News