Afe Babalola: I rejected ministerial appointments because I can’t work with civil servants
Founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Afe Babaloala disclosed that civil servants are the problems of Nigeria .
Babalola spoke at a dinner in celebration of the conferment of a honorary doctor of letters on him by the University of Ibadan (UI).
The dinner was organised in his honour by lawyers of Emmanuel Chambers & Co.
He said he turned down ministerial appointments because he cannot work with the “present type of civil servants in this country”.
The senior advocate of Nigeria said none of the civil servants in the country can work the way he does.
He 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 enemies if I had 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. ”
He admitted that Nigeria is a difficult county but expressed the hope that things could be better.