DESPITE EFCC ALLEGATIONS, MY INTEGRITY STILL INTACT SAYS REUBEN ABATI

The special adviser on media and publicity to former president Goodluck Jonathan has said he does not regret his time in the presidency

– Reuben Abati said he does not regret the lessons and exposure he received while working with Jonathan

– He said despite the allegation leveled against him the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, he believes his integrity and name is still intact

The special adviser on media and publicity to former president Goodluck Jonathan has said he does not regret his time in the presidency.

Reuben Abati speaking to journalist on Sunday, February 26, said he had no regrets working with former president Jonathan due to the lessons and quality of exposure he received at the time.

He also said working under the former president was like going to University of Life, stating that most of Jonathan’s critics would have learnt a couple of things with him.

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Abati said despite the allegation leveled against him the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, he believes his integrity and name is still intact.

“I do not regret working with the former President. If you worked with his government, it is a different kind of exposure. It is like going to the university. If you like, you can call it the University of Life,” Abati said.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity I had to serve at that highest level in Nigeria and for the many lessons and quality exposure that I received,”he said.

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“If you are on the other side, it is very easy to talk; it is very easy to analyze and criticize. But if you get into government, you will begin to gain knowledge of how government works. Many of the people out there who comment on government affairs, when they get into the arena they get to learn a lot.

“I think my integrity and name was intact when I left the villa. I don’t have any challenge in that regard. I think I did a good job,” he said.

Abati was alleged to have received N50 million from the former national security adviser Sambo Dasuki.

He was alleged to have made promises of returning N5 million out of the money received.

 

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