The Accidental Public Servant

The Accidental Public Servant

Author: Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai

ISBN: 9789788431312

Category: Biography and Autobiography

Publisher: Safari Books, Nigeria

Length: 712

Year of Publication: 2013

Illustrations: B/W Illustrations

Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


This is a story of Nigeria, told from the inside. After a successful career in the private sector, Nasir El-Rufai rose to the top ranks of Nigeria's political hierarchy, serving first as the privatization czar at the Bureau for Public Enterprises and then as Minister of the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja under former President Olesegun Obasanjo. In this tell-all memoir, El-Rufai reflects on a life in public service to Nigeria, the enormous challenges faced by the country, and what can be done while calling on a new generation of leaders to take the country back from the brink of destruction. The shocking revelations disclosed by El-Rufai about the formation of the current leadership and the actions of prominent statesmen make this memoir required reading for anyone seeking to understand the dynamics of power politics in Africa's most populous nation.