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Next Level: Adebayo Shittu Breaks Silence On Missing Buhari Ministerial List

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Next Level: Adebayo Shittu Breaks Silence On Missing Buhari Ministerial List

The immediate-past Minister of Communication, Mr Adebayo Shittu, has revealed that he was shocked he didn’t make the ministerial list released by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Naija News reports that Buhari had on Wednesday inaugurated new ministers for his second term.

The newly inaugurated cabinet members consist of 14 former ministers, 29 new names and seven females, while 18 ex-ministers did not make the list.

Speaking to NAN in an interview, Adebayo Shittu said although he did not expect that he would not be reappointed, as a Muslim, he took it as his fate.

He said: “Of course, I expected that I will be reappointed, but when it didn’t happen, as a Muslim, it didn’t take me five minutes before I accepted that it was the will of God.

“And I have also found comfort in a Quranic verse when God promised that what is to come later is better than what is with you now.

“So, for me, it says we must accept that there is always something better with God, which he gives to his beloved. I see myself as a beloved of God.

“I have come a long way and I have served at the state and national levels and the experience that I have garnered over the last three and a half years cannot be purchased from the stores or from the market.”

On his future plans, the former Oyo State Governorship aspirant stated that he had decided to return to back to his profession as a legal practitioner.

The ex-minister, who is a legal practitioner, said he had decided to return to his profession.

“I want to thank God that I am one politician who has a second address in the sense that, if I am not a minister, I will be doing some other productive things which will also contribute to national development.

“Of course, I would have wished that I had another opportunity to serve. I believe the chapter of my public service is not closed.

“By the grace of God, I will continue to be relevant in national development.

“As a lawyer of about 40 years, I now have my chambers opened in Abuja. So now, I am back in practice,” he said.


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Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.