President Muhammadu Buhari held a valedictory meeting with some outgoing members of his cabinet who are contesting for various electoral offices in the 2023 general elections.
Information gathered says not all the aspirants were available as only nine of the 10 were present at the session held at the Presidential Villa.
Those present include Ministers of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi; Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige; Niger Delta Affairs; Goodwill Akpabio;
Others include Ministers of Science, Technology and Innovation, Ogbonnaya Onu; Women Affairs, Paulen Tallen; Ministers of State for Mines and Steel, Uche Ogar; Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva; and Niger Delta Affairs, Tayo Alasoadura.
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The President had towards the end of Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council meeting, ordered all members of his cabinet who are aspiring to various electoral offices to resign on or before Monday.
Also in a circular, signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, officially written by Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr Godwin Emefiele, and heads of agencies such as the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation, and Fiscal Commission, among others seeking to contest the 2023 general elections to resign.
Meanwhile, information minister Lai Mohammed told journalists that not all of them have submitted their resignation letters.