Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has denied attacking American billionaire founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates……..”
A few weeks ago, when Microsoft founder Bill Gates came to Nigeria and appealed to Nigerian government to invest more in education, I made a comment that was reported widely as attacking Bill Gates. It was not an attack on Bill Gates, it merely putting things in context.
“What I told Mr. Gate is that, you have identified the problem correctly, but you are looking at the wrong tier of government to handle it.
“The state and local governments have the responsibilities to invest in education and healthcare. So, it is up to state governments to invest more in education and healthcare and I gave example of what we are doing in Kaduna .
“I also urged my colleagues, the governors to do same. Because, unless the state governments do so, the country will be clapping with one hand.
“That is what I said, but it was misrepresented to mean that I was attacking Bill Gates. There is nothing wrong with attacking Bill Gates, we can differ, but that is not what happened, I merely explained the context, where the investment should be,”
“Mr. Gates is a big partner as he has invested $1.6billion in Nigeria and a large percentage of the money he invested is in Kaduna State”