For the first time, Former Lagos governor, Babatunde Fashola has opened up on his exclusion from President Bola Tinubu’s cabinet.
Fashola was a former minister of works and housing under the administration of Former President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari.
According to him, he does not need an office to serve in the government of President Bola Tinubu.
Fashola spoke with NAN on Tuesday at the Lagos State University shortly before he delivered a keynote address at the institution’s fifth research and innovation fair.
The former governor of Lagos state said there are not enough offices for everyone to serve in the government, adding that Tinubu’s administration is birthing a new generation of leaders.
“I do not need a title to serve: the president can only appoint at least one minister, for example, from each state in which he has done that,” Fashola said.
“There are just enough places in parastatals, they are doing that; we are estimated to be 200 million, so there are not enough offices to take everybody.
“All of us must play our roles as citizens, and a citizen does not need a title to serve. The biggest title you need is that of being a citizen and playing our role; we are also talking about the next generation.
“If some do not move on, where is the place for the next batch?”
The former minister said there is a need to bring more outstanding public-spirited people to occupy offices as they evolve.
Fashola said he looked forward to having a lot of youthful people being part of the administration.