Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Senator

A statement issued on Sunday, September 10, by her Special Assistant on Media, Dantsoho Suleiman, said the minister never made such statement.

The minister maintained that she did not speak to any news medium lately apart from the BBC neither did she release any media statement.

According to her, some people are distorting her BBC interview to "achieve their selfish agenda."

Reacting to El-Rufai's criticism of her, Alhassan said she did not see anything wrong with it.

The statement read, "The comments going round social media on Governor El-Rufai did not emanate from Sen Aisha Alhassan; She is not a security officer and has no knowledge of the events that resulted in the kidnap of the Chibok girls.

"By nature and character, she is not the type to divulge sensitive information on the public domain."

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In the BBC interview, the minister had expressed support for former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar’s presidential ambition ahead of the 2019 election.

Following the declaration of her loyalty to Atiku, some APC chieftains, and Governors, among other loyalists of President Muhammadu Buhari condemned Alhassan's openness, calling for her resignation.