Ministerial appointment: I will continue to contribute my quota to development of Nigeria says El-Rufai as he withdraws interest

Nasir El-Rufai, the immediate former Kaduna state governor has withdrawn his interest in being part of President Bola Tinubu’s cabinet.

Presidency sources said El-Rufai told President Tinubu at a meeting on Tuesday that he was no longer interested in becoming a minister but would continue to contribute his quota to the development of Nigeria as a private citizen.

“He also told the president that he needed time to focus on his doctorate programme at a university in The Netherlands,” news men reports. Another insider also told news agency that the former governor suggested a new ministerial nominee — Jafaru Ibrahim Sani — for Kaduna State, saying the President would find him very useful.

Recall that had on Tuesday El-Rufai visited the President at the presidential villa a day after the Senate confirmed 45 out of 48 ministerial nominees. The red chamber however, withheld his confirmation and 2 others, citing security reports from the State Security Service for the action.

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