Former Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has withdrawn his nomination to serve as a minister in the government of President Bola Tinubu.
Also, the ex-governor recommended a replacement Jafaru Ibrahim Sani, who served as commissioner in three ministries, Local Government Education and Environment in Kaduna State as replacement.
Presidency sources said El-Rufai told President Tinubu at a meeting on Tuesday that he was no longer interested in becoming a minister but would continue to contribute his quota to the development of Nigeria as a private citizen.
El-Rufai reportedly assured Tinubu that he would continue contributing his quota to national development as a private citizen.
Recall that the confirmation of El-Rufai and two other ministerial nominees, Stella Okotete from Delta State and Sani Danladi from Taraba State were not confirmed by the Senate on Monday on the ground of insecurity.
The Senate transmitted 45 confirmed nominees to the President.