July 12, 2024

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Aisha Buhari wanted Amokachi as sports minister – Gara-Gombe

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Former Gombe FA chairman , Shuaib Gara – Gombe , has
sensationally disclosed that Aisha Buhari , wife of the
President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd . ),
wanted former Super Eagles forward , Daniel
Amokachi, appointed as sports minister .
Buhari on August 20 appointed the former Everton star
as his Special Assistant on Sports, months after he was
named the country’ s football ambassador by the
President . Gara – Gombe , while speaking on a sports breakfast
show on Kennis 104 . 1 FM on Monday stated , “ Aisha
Buhari has always been fighting for those who
participated in the husband ’ s campaign to be
compensated and for a very long time , she has been
fighting for him ( Amokachi).
“ Actually , she wanted Amokachi to be the minister of
sports. Unfortunately , he couldn ’ t get that position , so
when the pressure was much on the Presidency, he
( Buhari ) tried to appoint him as a football ambassador.
When he was appointed as such, he was asked to
report to Sunday Dare . He ’ s been going to the ministry,
doing nothing and between the period that he has been
there as football ambassador, he has done nothing .
“ Amokachi deserves to be compensated . Buhari does
not know Amokachi , Buhari knows his wife, who
Amokachi worked with throughout the campaign .
“ We have always called for sportspeople to be appointed
to occupy sports positions for our sports to be good but
unfortunately , the few that had that opportunity either
misused it or they are not too competent to be where
they were placed . ”

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