Why I’m not serving in Tinubu’s government – Fashola


Former Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, SAN, has said that he is leaving the space for political appointment to allow the next generation to take over.

The former Lagos helmsman said he does not need a title to serve in the President Bola Tinubu-led administration.

Fashola, who served as two-term minister of works in the last administration, was thought to become one of the top political figures of the current government.

However, the former Governor, who is a close aide to President Bola Tinubu, has not made the cut in the numerous appointments made by the new government already.


Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, Fashola said there was a need to bring more outstanding public-spirited people to occupy spaces as they evolve.

He noted that he would love to see a lot more youthful people being involved in the current administration.

He said, “I do not need a title to serve; the President can only appoint at least one minister, for example, from each state which he has done.

“All of us must play our roles as citizens, and a citizen does not need a title to serve.

“We are also talking about the next generation.

”If some do not move on, where is the place for the next batch?”