Kaduna’s el-Rufai: a man of golden networks

By 'Tofe Ayeni

Posted on Thursday, 21 May 2020 13:06, updated on Tuesday, 24 August 2021 11:32
Sanusi and El Rufai pictured today 13 March
Sanusi and El Rufai pictured today 13 March leaving Nasarawa for Abuja. Kaduna State Government picture

Widely praised for his work in Kaduna State, some wonder if governor Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai, will build on that momentum and run for president in 2023. 

Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai is currently serving his second term as governor of Kaduna State. Formerly Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (2003-2007) and director of Public Enterprises (1999-2003), he was a founding member of the ruling All Progressives Congress.

Business network

A prominent businessman before entering politics, el-Rufai has a large network of politicians and businesspersons, both young and old, who have helped him, and whom he has helped in return in his rise to prominence.