Babatunde Raji Fashola in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said he does need a formal title to contribute to the President Bola Tinubu-led administration.
According to him, the biggest title every Nigerians need is being a good citizen.
He also believed that since at least one minister must emerge from each state, and having served under former President Muhammadu Buhari, the move by Tinubu to drop him is an opportunity for the next batch of leaders to take over.
at , former Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), emphasized that he doesn’t require a , which he believes is nurturing the next generation of leaders.
Fashola, who is a trusted associate of Tinubu, made these remarks while a delivering keynote address at the Lagos State University’s fifth research and innovation fair in Ojo on Tuesday.
Fashola served as Tinubu’s Chief of Staff during Tinubu’s gubernatorial tenure in Lagos state.
The ex-governor also stressed that every citizen has a role to play in the country’s development, regardless of formal titles or appointments, and expressed his hope to see more young individuals actively participating in the administration.
“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 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 citizen and play our role; we are also talking about the next generation. If some do not move on, where is the place for the next batch?”
Under the last administration Fashola served as the minister of work and housing, the portfolio which is now been occupied by David Umahi.