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I’m not lobbying to become Tinubu’s Chief of Staff – El-Rufai

Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai, on Saturday reacted to reports of him becoming the Chief of Staff to the President-elect, Bola Tinubu.

El-Rufai said he won’t be Tinubu’s Chief of Staff after leaving office on May 29.

Following his closeness to Tinubu during the electioneering period, reports had it that El-Rufai was of those being considered for the position of the president-elect’s Chief of Staff.

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However, El-Rufai said he would rather remain in the private sector while contributing to Nigeria’s development.

The governor spoke on Saturday while commissioning the Gombe Geographic Information Systems service centre.

El-Rufai also performed the groundbreaking ceremony of 550 Shongo Homes and Gardens under the Family Homes Fund in Gombe State.

Speaking, El-Rufai said: “I will be leaving in 22 days, but I will be available anytime you need a troublemaker.

“I will be in the private sector; I’m not going to be any chief of staff. I will take a break and advice people like Governor Inuwa Yahaya, if they need it.”

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