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Madam Alhassan visits Aso Rock; says 'I Don’t Think Buhari Is Naïve'

Aisha Alhassan, minister of women affairs, says she does not think President Muhammadu Buhari is a naïve person. She said this while speaking with state house correspondents after having a meeting with Abba Kyari, chief of staff to the president.

She said she had not seen the president since she made the comment, which made some supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to call for her sack.

She said. “I have not seen the president but I don’t think he is a naive person.”

The minister had described former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar as her godfather, saying she would support him even if Buhari seeks reelection in 2019.

Asked to explain her reason for moving against the president, Alhassan said: “I have no comment. I have said all in BBC Hausa. Get someone who speaks Hausa very well to translate it for you... let the will of God be done.”

It is unclear if she was summoned to the presidential villa or she visited on her own accord.