A group of northern youths under the aegis of North-east Youth Peace Development Empowerment Initiative has exonerated the Minister of Interior, Gen. Abdulrahaman Dambazzau (Rtd), over what happened in Abuja recently when the DSS attached to him was caught cleaning the minister’s shoe.
National President of the group, Alhaji Kyari Idris Abubakar, made the statement in Lagos. “I don’t think the minister has done anything wrong by allowing his Orderlies to clean his shoe during a public function in Abuja recently,” he said.
Abubakar stated that those who understand the responsibility of the job of Orderlies would know that what the officer did were part of his normal job.
“If you are enlisted into the job of a body guard it is your duty to ensure that the boss dress properly in the public and when you notice something wrong in his dressing, you correct it immediately.”
Abubakar stated that before the cleaning of the shoe, the minister had attended a function where his shoes became dusty and when the officer attached to him noticed it, he decided to clean it without the request of the minister.
He urged those criticising the minister including the online publications to properly understand what happened on that day and the job of the DSS official which he was assigned. He further described the publications as unnecessary and ignorant of the existing practice in the military