Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State says he is not jostling to become Chief of Staff in President-elect, Sen. Bola Tinubu’s cabinet.
El-Rufai spoke against the rumour milling around while interacting with newsmen, on Saturday, in Gombe.
The NewsZenith reports that he had visited Gombe on the invitation of Gov. Muhammed Inuwa to inaugurate some projects.
The projects include 550 housing units and Gombe Geographic Information Systems (GOGIS) Service Centre.
He said it was not necessary for him to be in government before he could contribute to the development of the country.
“There is not just one way to contribute to the country and I will never stop working for Nigeria’s progress,” El-Rufai said.
He described the rumour in the media as “mere speculations”.
The governor said he was more interested in contributing to the development of Nigeria than jostling for positions.
“Being in government is not the only way to contribute to Nigeria’s development
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“If I am not in government, I will remain committed to the progress of the country.
“I have not had that discussion with the president-elect and I don’t like to speculate.
“I read in the newspapers all kinds of portfolios assigned to me but you know, I am a committed Nigerian.”
He said he would like to see Nigeria make progress and whatever I can do to contribute towards that, I will do it.
El-Rufai hinted that when he leaves office on May 29, he would take a break.
“But I will be available to provide advice, where needed, on how to move the country forward.
On the incoming administration from May 29, El-Rufai said Nigerians would not regret voting for Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu.
“Better days are ahead of Nigerians under Tinubu,” he said.
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