El-Rufai withdraws interest in ministerial role

Written by on August 11, 2023

Former Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai has allegedly withdrawn his interest to serve as a minister under President Bola Tinubu, according to a report.

He did not only withdraw his ministerial role, he also recommended Jafaru Ibrahim Sani who served as commissioner in three ministries – Local Government, Education and Environment in Kaduna State – as his replacement.

The report came following the move by the Senate not to confirm El-Rufai, and two other nominees — Stella Okotete from Delta State and Sani A Danladi from Taraba State.

Recall that the Senate, under Senator Godswill Akpabio as the President, confirmed 45 out of 48 nominees submitted by Tinubu.

The Red Chamber legislative arm said El-Rufai, Okotete, and Danladi were not confirmed due to security checks.

El-Rufai reportedly assured Tinubu that he will continue to contribute his quota to national development as a private citizen.


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