Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has confirmed that he will not be serving as Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in the incoming administration of President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Power Shift: El-Rufai’s Role in Tinubu’s Victory
El-Rufai played a pivotal role in the power shift from the north to the south, which ultimately worked in favor of the incoming President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu. While there have been speculations that the outgoing governor might serve as Chief of Staff or FCT Minister in the new government, El-Rufai has distanced himself from those reports.
No Looking Back: El-Rufai’s Stance on the FCT Ministerial Position
Speaking at a policy conversation and book launch event in Abuja on Tuesday, El-Rufai said he has done his job and will not look back. He clarified that he has no intention of serving as FCT Minister even if offered the position, citing his age and recommending a younger person for the job. The event was organized jointly by the Africa Programme of the US-based Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Abuja-based Agora Policy.
- El-Rufai confirms he won’t serve as FCT Minister in the incoming administration of President-elect Tinubu.
- El-Rufai played a pivotal role in the power shift from north to south, which worked in favor of Tinubu’s victory.
- El-Rufai recommends a younger person for the FCT Ministerial position and distances himself from the reports of eyeing the position.