Austin Umahi has rejected his appointment as secretary of the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), saying the appointment was best for job seekers and retired civil servants,.

He added that anyone who’s interested in the position should approach Ebonyi State Gov. David Umahi – his older brother.

Umahi conveyed his decision not to accept the appointment made by Pres. Buhari in a statement on Thursday, the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports.

“I am honestly humbled by this show of love but regret to inform you that I declined the appointment,” he was quoted as saying in the statement. “This is because it is best for job seekers, retired civil servants or anyone who loves the job.”

He added: “I am also convinced that at my age and work experience, it is not in doubt that I know what I want in life. Anyone interested in the position should not hesitate to approach our indefatigable governor to do the needful. This is because to my knowledge, the position is still vacant.”

The younger Umahi won the All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial ticket for Ebonyi south.

He is said to have relinquished the ticket for the Ebonyi governor who lost his bid to become the party’s presidential candidate in next year’s election.

But a rerun of the primary is scheduled for July 31, following a federal high court ruling that held the governor could not hold the ticket.


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