A former member of the House of Representatives, Usman Bugaje, who was recently nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari to serve as non-career ambassador, has given reasons why he turned down the ambassadorial nomination.
In a post on his Facebook page on Wednesday, the nominee from Katsina state thanked Buhari for the appointment, but said he could not accept to serve in Nigeria’s mission abroad because of the task before him at home.
According to the northern politician, “Regarding the published nomination for an ambassadorial posting, I have not spoken to the press and may not do so anytime soon.
“I thank those who think me fit for the job, but I have so much in my hands already, especially the Arewa Research and Development Project, ARDP, which is the only broad platform in the north driving development.
“I have weighed the options and have decided to remain home and continue the struggle for development and good governance.”