Sani Abacha: 18 Years After Death, Daughter Says, “I Still Miss You”

Gumsu Sani Abacha is the eldest daughter of a
late Head-of-State and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Gen Sani Abacha. Yesterday, June 8 marked the 18th year of the former head-of-state death
and she celebrated her dark-goggled dad on Instagram. She posted with his
picture:
“18 years since you left us. May aljannah firdaus be your final abode. Amin.
..I miss you everyday with time i see so much of you in me.. never believed
when ppl say we look alike…I am proud to be your daughter. I will do
everything in my power to uphold our name…you were loving and caring. You
always wanted the best for us..and for nigeria. #gallant #infantry #418.”(sic)

Then, she ended with a quote from her father: “power and authority
belongs to Allah and only him can decide the future with certainty but
absolutely I don’t have any intention to perpetuate my self in power”—
General Sani Abacha.
After some hours, she posted this with another of his picture:
 “Today
in History: Gen. Sani Abacha Died
After Brief illness. The Abacha administration became the first to
record
unprecedented economic achievements: he oversaw an increase in the
country’s
foreign exchange reserves from $494 million in 1993 to $9.6 billion by
the
middle of 1997, reduced the external debt of Nigeria from $36 billion in
1993
to $27 billion by 1997, brought all the controversial privatization
programs of
the Babangida administration to halt, reduced an inflation rate of 54%
inherited from Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida to 8.5% between 1993 and 1998,
all
while the nation’s primary commodity, oil was at an average of $15 per
barrel.On June 8, 1998, General Sani Abacha, the then Head of State took
ill and died.”

Gumsu


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