Friday, 23 October 2015

I served as a Minister without a salary - Olu Falae

During a visit to the former Minister of Finance, Chief Olu Falae, on Wednesday by the Governor of Kano State and immediate-past Minister of Education, Mallam lbrahim Shekarau, at his residence  in Akure over his recent abduction by some gun men, Chief Falae said served as a minister without collecting any salary.

Shekarau, who arrived Falae’s residence on Wednesday evening thanked God for bringing him home safely.
He said:
“Chief has served this country meritoriously; he did not deserve such treatment in whatever manner, he is a man that should always be celebrated,” he said.
Shekarau also spoke on the need to encourage community policing, saying this would help in reducing the rate of kidnapping in the country.
Falae thanked Shekarau for his visit and said when he was Finance Minister, he was never paid a salary, but he served in the interest of and for the progress of the nation.

He said that he survived the abduction through the grace of God as the abductors attempted to kill him.
He said:
“ God has a way of doing His things, I know God just decided to spare my life, God really saved my life, they tortured me, stripped me naked and did a lot of things to me in their den, they even attempted to kill me but they did not succeed.
“I also thank God for making me to survive the ordeal because if they had killed me there, many lives would have been lost too, it would have become an ethnic war between the Yoruba and the Fulani. So I thank God that the matter did not get to that level.”
Source: Vanguard

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