Why I turned down ministerial appointments – Afe Babalola:
Written by Taiwo Adediran on October 23, 2015
The Proprietor of Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Chief Afe Babalola, said on Wednesday that he turned down ministerial appointments offered by four Nigerian presidents. Babalola at the third convocation ceremony of the university in Ado Ekiti, said his refusal was not out of pride but the conviction that his law practice was enough to make him comfortable and also contribute to national development.
Babalola said that much pressure from former President Olusegun Obasanjo later made him to accept to serve as Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council of the University of Lagos. He, however, said he accepted to serve on the council on the condition that he would not be paid salaries or allowances throughout his tenure.