Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai has denied rumors that he is aiming to become President-elect Bola’s chief of staff Ahmed Tinubu.
According to reports, El-Rufai was in Gombe State to inaugurate the construction of 550 housing units and the Gombe Geographic Information System (GOGIS) Service Center.
Speaking to state reporters on Saturday, he described reports on various investment portfolios delivered to him and published in national newspapers as “just speculation”.
Elrufai said he is more interested in contributing to Nigeria’s development than in vying for positions.
He added that joining the government is not the only way to contribute to the development of Nigeria, adding that even without joining the government, he will still be committed to the development 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.
“I want to see my country make progress and whatever I can do to contribute to the development of the country, I will do it.
“But, I don’t have to do it working in government. Everyone who is working either in the private sector or civil society is contributing.
“There is not just one way to contribute to the country and I will never stop working for Nigeria’s progress,” he said.
The governor said upon leaving office in the next 22 days, he would take a break but be available to provide advice, where needed, on how to move the country forward.
“I will be in the private sector, not any chief of staff. I will take a break and advise people like Governor Inuwa Yahaya if they need it,” he said.
On Tinubu’s presidency from May 29, El-Rufai said Nigerians would not regret voting for the president-elect, stressing that better days were ahead of Nigerians under Tinubu.