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.
He disclosed this while speaking at the 22nd commemoration of his death in Kano on Monday, June 8.
Mustapha insisted that 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 stabilise it to the extent that he saved over $9bn in foreign reserves.”
“Only God will reward General Sani Abacha for the laudable initiative he made in transforming this country to an enviable height.”
His statement will however come as a shock to most Nigerians as Abacha is widely remembered for all the money he stashed in foreign countries some which are being recovered by the present Government.