Chief Of Staff Job! I’m unemployable, Isa Funtua opens up

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Second Republic Minister and Elder Statesman, Alhaji Ismaila Isa Funtua, 78, has advised those linking him with the post of Chief of Staff, CoS, to President Muhammadu Buhari, to look elsewhere.

Citing his reason that he is unemployable and not interested.

A national newspaper yesterday tipped him as one of the favourites for the post of Chief of Staff to succeed late Abba Kyari, who died of COVID-19 and was buried last Saturday.

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Speaking on the issue on Sunday, Alhaji Funtua, who was Administrative Officer, Katsina Native Authority, for seven 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 he was not interested in the post.

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While reacting to the report tipping him for the Chief of staff post, 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 said.