Its been 22 years and a day old since the most powerful Military Head of States , Sani Abacha died (June 8, 1998), and since then his death has always been commemorated in Kano.
During the 22nd edition which was held in Kano State yesterday, his former chief of Staff,
Hamza Al-Mustapha had a few things to say and most of it where praise showed on the late
Militant Leader of the federal republic of Nigeria.
Hamza Al-Mustapha, the former Chief Security Officer to late Gen. Sani Abacha, stated that
only God will reward the former military dictator for transforming the lives of Nigerians before he died on June 8, 1998.
While also envisioning that hat the late Head of State worked effortlessly towards the
betterment of Nigerians. He said Abacha saved over $9 billion in foreign reserves before he died.
He maintained that during the regime of the late Head of State, one dollar was sold at only
N85, adding that there was no inflation despite all the problems and challenges confronting the government then.
What Abacha has done to Nigeria can’t be forgotten in the annals of history and generations yet unborn.
Abacha came in and found only N200m dollars in the foreign reserve but before his demise
was able to revamp the economy and stabilize it to the extent that he saved over $9bn in
Only God will reward General Sani Abacha for the laudable initiative he made in
transforming this country to an enviable height.” he said.
Abacha is widely remembered for all the money he stashed in foreign countries.