Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has stated that he will only return to the state after his tenure ends if there is a pressing need. El-Rufai made this declaration during a policy conversation and book launch event in Abuja on Tuesday.
The governor also made it clear that he would not accept an offer to return as FCT Minister, stating that he has done his job and does not look back once he has left a position.
“I have done my job, I’m done, I don’t look back.
“In fact, when I left FCT, the only time I visited FCT was in 2016 when my secondary school classmate was appointed the minister, and he said he wanted to see me, so I went there.
“Once I leave a job, I don’t look back. If I leave Kaduna in 19 days, I will only visit if it becomes necessary,” el-Rufai said.
El-Rufai emphasized that he had no intention of revisiting the FCT after leaving office, except for one occasion when he visited his secondary school classmate appointed as the minister in 2016. He added that his stance is the same for his current position as the governor of Kaduna State.
The governor has been in the spotlight lately over his announcement that he would not hand over power to a Southern governor in 2023, citing the need for competence and not zoning in choosing leaders. However, his recent statement regarding his future visits to Kaduna indicates that he is already preparing for his exit from office, which comes up on May 29.