Nasir El-Rufai surprised many by declining a ministerial nomination from President Tinubu and leaving the country. Well-regarded for his achievements, El-Rufai was initially among the nominees for ministerial roles.Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!
He was expected to lead the Ministry of Power and Energy to address electricity challenges.
During vetting, security concerns were raised, and despite Senate President Akpabio suggesting setting aside the petitions, El-Rufai’s confirmation was paused due to security clearance issues.
Reports indicate El-Rufai left for Egypt after withdrawing his interest, allegedly due to power struggles and opposition to his reforms in the power sector.