Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, the immediate past Governor of Kaduna State, has reportedly told President Bola Ahmed Tinubu that he is no longer interested in becoming a Minister, stating that some forces close to the President want to prevent his emergence as a Minister.
According to Premium Times, the immediate former Governor of Kaduna State told President Tinubu this during a visit on Tuesday. During the visit, Tinubu informed Mr El-Rufai that he had received petitions critical of his ministerial nomination, requesting a 24-hour grace period to act.
It was at that point that Mr El-Rufai responded that he was no longer interested in being minister. He also assured President Tinubu that he will continue to contribute his quota to the development of Nigeria as a private citizen.
Furthermore, the former governor informed the President that he needs time to focus on his doctorate programme at a university in The Netherlands.
Premium Times also reported that during the meeting, the former governor of Kaduna State suggested a new ministerial nominee, Mr Jafaru Ibrahim Sani, for Kaduna State, assuring the President that the man will be very useful and resourceful to the President.
Mr Ibrahim Sani served as commissioner in three ministries in Kaduna State (Local Government, Education and Environment) while Mr El-Rufai was governor, Premium Times reported.
It should be recalled that the senate failed to confirm the immediate past Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai and two others as ministers, due to security reports. Be it as it may, Nigerian are watching to see how it will all end.