Babajide Fashola, the former governor of Lagos and the minister of work and housing, has announced that he would step down from his position with the government on May 29.
He also stated that he would be able to serve the nation without a position under the future president, Bola Tinubu, who would take office on May 29, 2023. He firmly asserted that being out of office did not exclude one from serving the country……. Continue Your Reading
He believes that being a good citizen is the finest contribution somebody can do to the country. Despite his friendship with Senator Bola Tinubu, the former governor of Lagos state, the minister stated that he does not anticipate serving in Tinubu’s government.
He emphasised that, since leaving school, he has spent practically all of his time working in an office. He said that when the applause is at its highest, it is only appropriate to leave the stage.
He stated: ”If I had joined government immediately after I left school, this is the year that I will retire. I will be 60 this year, if they don’t get you with 35 years, they will get you with 60 years. If I joined government in 1988, this is the year I would have retired and that is June. But that doesn’t mean that I won’t be part of the governance, I will continue to serve my country.
I don’t need an appointment to serve Nigeria under the new President-elect Bola Tinubu. Not everybody can get into government but that doesn’t mean many people are not serving Nigeria. Being good citizens and doing our duties under Section 24 of the constitution, it is the best service we can render. You don’t need an appointment to do that, you only need the office of the citizen which is a brilliant office to hold.”…… Continue Your Reading