Former Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has withdrawn his nomination to serve as a minister in the government of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Premium Times reports.
Also, the ex-governor recommended a replacement to serve as a minister.
Quoting a source from the presidency, the online newspaper said El-Rufai had informed President Tinubu that he would no longer consider his nomination as a minister in the government.
El-Rufai reportedly assured Tinubu that he would continue contributing his quota to national development as a private citizen.
The report said El-Rufai has recommended Jafaru Ibrahim Sani, who served as commissioner in three ministries – Local Government Education and Environment in Kaduna State as replacement.
DAILY POST recalls that the confirmation of El-Rufai and two other ministerial nominees by the Senate was delayed on the ground of insecurity.
The Senate transmitted 45 confirmed nominees to the President.