I rejected ministerial appointments because I can’t work with civil servants – Afe Babalola
Afe Babalola revealed why he turned down ministerial appointments while speaking at the dinner organized in celebration of conferment of honorary doctor of letters on him by the University of Ibadan (UI).
According to founder of Afe Babalola University, he can’t work with the present crop of workers in the civil service.
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria who admitted that Nigeria is a difficult country, added that accepting the ministerial appointments could have created an enmity between him and civil servants.
Babalola said “Well, I turned ministerial appointments down for two reasons. One, I cannot work with the present type of civil servants in this country. The civil servants are the problems in this country. None of them can work the way I work.
“I will create instant enmity, if I accepted to be a minister. The second reason is that my clients are so many. They protested and felt I would be disappointing them if I accepted to be a minister.”