Immediate past Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, has turned down an offer to serve in President Muhammadu Buhari’ssecond term cabinet, Pulse can authoritatively report.
President Buhari is only days away from submitting a list of ministerial nominees to lawmakers for screening, vetting and confirmation; with each state of the federation constitutionally required to have a representative in the federal cabinet.
Nigeria’s list of ministers is often dominated by members of the governing political party and Ajimobi, 69, of the governing APC, has politely told the president that he would be passing up the opportunity to represent Oyo in the cabinet.
“While rejecting the offer, he offered to recommend younger people to fill in the role.”
Ajimobi did this “in line with his continuous drive to see that offices are maximized, especially by the younger generation.
“As a statesman, leader of the APC and having seen the younger people do remarkable things, he said he was privileged to nominate others to fill the role”.