A Second Republic Minister and Elder Statesman, Alhaji Ismaila Isa Funtua, 78, has advised those linking him with the position of Chief of Staff, CoS, to President Muhammadu Buhari, to look elsewhere.
Citing his reasons, he simply stated that he is unemployable and not interested.
A National Newspaper had on Sunday, tipped him as one of the favourites for the post of Chief of Staff to the President, to succeed late Abba Kyari, who died of Covid-19, and was buried on Saturday.
Speaking on the issue on Sunday, Alhaji Funtua, who was the Administrative Officer, Katsina Native Authority, for 7 years, Minister of Water Resources in the defunct Second Republic, a member of the 1994-1995 Constitutional Conference, and Founder of Bulet International Nigeria Limited (the largest wholly owned indigenous construction company), said that he is not interested in the position.
While reacting to the report tipping him for the position of Chief of Staff, he laughed it off, saying: ”I am an employer of labour, and therefore, unemployable.
”I was a Minister in 1983. What position will I be interested in now? I am embarrassed that a National Newspaper could display such level of ignorance, by connecting me with the Chief of Staff job”, he added.