Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, has revealed the reason why he would not accept to be Chief of Staff to Bola Tinubu, Nigeria’s President-elect.
According to the outgoing governor, he would prefer to be involved in the private sector
Speaking during the commissioning of the Gombe Geographic Information Systems service centre, in Gombe State on Saturday, May 6, he said;
“I will be leaving in 22 days, but I will be available anytime you need a troublemaker. I will be in the private sector, I’m not going to be any chief of staff. I will take a break and advice people like governor Inuwa Yahaya, if they need it.”
Fielding answers from journalists on why he would not accept the “compensation” to serve despite his support to Tinubu, el-Rufai added,
“I have not had the discussion with the president-elect and I don’t want to speculate. I read on the pages of newspapers and I see all kinds of portfolios assigned to me.
“I’m a committed Nigerian and I want to see my country make progress and whatever I can do to contribute to the development I will, but I don’t have to do it working in the government. People working in the private sector or civil society are contributing their own one way or the other, to the growth and development of our country. I will never stop working for Nigeria’s progress.”