Sunday, August 25, 2019

Adebayo Shittu speaks about his disappointment of not getting a ministerial appointment for the 2nd time

The former Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, has revealed he was shocked when his name was not included on President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial list.

Shittu who for first time spoke about his disappointment that he didn’t make the cut as second term minister, said he took the exclusion as his fate, as a muslim..

“I took it the way it came,” he said.

“Of course, I expected that I will be re-appointed (as minister) but when it didn’t happen, as a Muslim, it didn’t take me five minutes before I accepted what has come. It’s the will of God.

“And I have also found comfort in a Quranic verse when God promised that what is to come later is better than what is with you now.

“So for me, it says we must accept that there is always something better with God which he gives to his beloved.

“I see myself as a beloved of God.

“I have come a long way and I have served at the state and national levels and the experience that I have garnered over the last three and half years cannot be purchased from the stores or from the market,” he said.

He said as a public officer, one must always have it in one’s mind that “whatever has a beginning will necessarily have an end.”

“And it is not how long one stays in public office but how well you are able to distinguish yourself,” he said.

The ex-minister, who is a legal practitioner, said he had decided to fall back to his profession.