Another Buhari’s minister resigns

Posted by Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja | 9 January 2019 | 1,754 times

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• Khadija Bukar Abba Ibrahim

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Khadija Bukar Abba Ibrahim, has resigned her appointment to run for elective positions in the 2019 general elections. 

She is running to represent the Damaturu/Tarmuwa/Gujba/Gulani federal constituency of Yobe State in the National Assembly.

She defeated her son-in law, Mohammed Bukar Abba Ibrahim, to emerge flagbearer of the House of representative seat for Damaturu/Tarmuwa/Gujba/Gulani  constituency of Yobe State last year’s October at the All Progressives Congress (APC) the primary election.

She had scored 1,295 votes while her step son got 15 votes.

Hajiya Ibrahim, who was appointed minister in 2015, is the sixth minister to resign from the federal cabinet.

She confirmed to some State House Correspondents that Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting was going to be her last, shortly before the commencement of the meeting.

Her resignation comes a month after the former Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Jubril, resigned following his declaration as the 13th Emir on December 7, 2018 following his selection by the Nasarawa Emirate Council and subsequent approval by Governor Tanko Umaru Al-makura.

•Excerpted from a Daily Sun report


Source: News Express

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