Mustapha who spoke at the 22-year commemoration of Abacha’s death in Kano on Monday said Abacha was deliberately being maligned by persons who portray only his bad side to the public while hiding his bad side.
Major Mustapaha said only God would reward General Abacha for his ‘laudable initiatives’ to transform the country.
He said what Abacha did for Nigeria would not be forgotten forever, adding that it would be appreciated by generations yet unborn.
According to him, the late Head of state came 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 $9 bn in foreign reserved before his death.
He said during the Abacha government the dollar was sold at about N85. He also claimed that there was no inflation during his regime despite all the problems and challenges that confronted the government, adding that many businessmen made huge money due to the stabilisation of the economy.
General Abacha who ruled Nigeria with a iron-hand between 1993 and 1998 when he died in office, was reported to have stolen billions of dollars from the Nigerian treasury.
Nigeria has been working with governments around the world in recent years to recover the stolen funds.
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