Former Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola (SAN) has commended the President Bola Tinubu-led administration, noting that it is birthing the next generation of leaders.
He noted this while speaking with newsmen after delivering a keynote address at the Lagos State University, Ojo’s fifth research and innovation fair.
The former governor of Lagos State, who was also Tinubu’s chief of staff while the president was state governor, was answering a question about his involvement in the current administration at the federal level and the likelihood of an appointment.
He said, “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.
“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 a citizen and playing our role; we are also talking about the next generation.
“If some do not move on, where is the place for the next batch?”
As spaces change, he asserted, it is necessary to add more exceptional, public-spirited people to fill them.
Having a lot more young people in the administration was something Fashola said he was looking forward to.