Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has said that he will only visit the state after leaving office if it becomes necessary.
He made this statement at a policy conversation and book launch event themed “How Nigeria can build a post-oil economic future” in Abuja on Tuesday.
During the event, which was organized by the Carnegie Africa Program in partnership with Agora Policy, the governor also stated that he would not return as the minister of the federal capital territory (FCT) even if offered the position.
El-Rufai previously served as FCT minister during the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, during which he implemented radical policies such as the demolition of illegal structures in Abuja.
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“I have done my job, I’m done, I don’t look back. In fact when I left FCT, the only time I visited FCT was in 2016 when my secondary school classmate was appointed the minister and he said he wanted to see me, so I went there,” el-Rufai said.
“Once I leave a job, I don’t look back. If I leave Kaduna in 19 days, I will only visit if it becomes necessary.
“So, I don’t think about the FCT. I’ve done my bit. I don’t comment on the performance of those that came after me.
“Even if offered, I’m not coming to Abuja. As I say, I never repeat class and there are many young people I know that I can recommend that would do even better job than I did as minister of FCT.
“I’m too old for this. I’m too old for demolition, get a young man with blood in his veins or a young woman.”