The minister made this known at the 10th Bola Tinubu Colloquium to mark the 66th birthday celebration of the APC leader held at the Eko Hotel, Lagos with the theme “Investing in People’’.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports the annual event was attended by President Muhammadu Buhari, his Vice, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and no fewer than 10 state governors.
He said that Asiwaju has invested a lot on many people, including himself by making him the Chief of staff in his government while he was the governor of Lagos State.
“Not being from Lagos state, many people found it strange for him to have made me his Chief of staff.
“Today, I can say boldly that at least in the federal cabinet, we have those occupying positions who had served in his cabinet at one time or the other.
“We have the Vice President, myself, the Minister of Power Works and Housing, Raji Fashola and the Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi.
“If you also look at governor in many states today whether it is Osun or elsewhere, they had worked with him in one capacity or the other.”
The minister, who said he was excited about the day, wished the celebrant a long life in the service of the nation and mankind.
Also at the event were former and serving legislators, ministers, business moguls, members of Diplomatic corps, traditional rulers and clergy men and other dignitaries.