Buhari orders Amaechi, Ngige, other ministers with political ambitions to resign

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Buhari orders Amaechi, Ngige, other ministers with political ambitions to resign

Emeka Nwajiuba quits Buhari’s cabinet

By Valentine Amanze

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has, at last, ordered the Transport Minister, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi; Labour and Employment Minister, Dr Chris Ngige, and other members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), running for elective offices to submit their letters of resignation on or before Monday May 16, 2022.

The order, however, excluded the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, whom the president said was elected and not appointed.

Others affected are the ministers of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio; Science, Technology and Innovation, Ogbonnaya Onuh; Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba; Petroleum (State), Timipre Sylva. They have all joined the presidential race on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Others are the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, who is vying for the Kebbi State governor seat; Minister of State Mines and Steel, Uche Ogar, who is running for the governorship position in Abia State, and the Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, who declared her ambition to contest for a senatorial seat in Plateau State.

Information and Culture Minister, Lai Mohammed, disclosed this on Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja.

Mohammed further disclosed that any amendment or additions to the order would be disseminated accordingly.

Meanwhile, the Minister of State, Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, has resigned his appointment in compliance with the president’s order.

Nwajiuba, who is seeking to run for president on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), resigned from office on Wednesday in Abuja. He is from Imo State.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, confirmed the minister’s resignation to Channels Television.

The announcement came a few hours after President Muhammadu Buhari ordered members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) seeking to vie for any elective position to drop their appointment.

 

 

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