Dr. Austin Maho, a public affairs analyst has disclosed that he was not pained when Nasir El-Rufai, during his tenure as the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), demolished his house to enforce the Abuja master plan because he (El-Rufai) also demolished the house of a serving minister of defense at the time. He made this disclosure while speaking on a comment made by the new FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike.
Speaking during a program on AIT , Maho also likened El-Rufai’s attitude to that of Wike who promised to pull down structures built on green areas in order to rectify the Abuja master plan
According to Maho “Areas that were cleared by El-Rufai as green areas, if you go round Abuja today they are all being developed. So when Nyesom Wike comes into office and said ‘l am going to rectify the master plan of Abuja, I don’t care who you are if you have built on green areas where you are not supposed to build I am going to pull it down’ that was the attitude of El-Rufai. I suffered a property demolition under El-Rufai but I was not pained. Do you know why I was not pained? As he was demolishing my house, he was equally demolishing the house of a serving minister of defense so you make a law and it cuts across”.