While speaking during an interview on the Hausa Service of the BBC in Kaduna on Thursday, Al-Mustapha spoke about his surprise at how Abacha has been vilified since his death and explained how the late Head of State raised Nigeria’s foreign reserve.
I am surprised by the way Abacha is being blackmailed. I am surprised because when he assumed leadership, Nigeria had less than $2bn in the foreign reserve.
But within four years and eight months, he raised it to over $9bn. After his death, all the billions vanished in nine months.
The person that raised Nigeria’s image and enhanced security is now the subject of insult. But those who shared the money he left are still alive and untouchable