- Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday hosted ten of his outgoing ministers seeking elective positions in the country
- The minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed who made this disclosure noted that the president held a valedictory session for the exiting ministers
- Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the president has vowed to fill the vacuum created by ministers as soon as possible
Abuja - On Friday, May 13, President Muhammadu Buhari held a valedictory session with ten ministers that tendered their resignation letters to pursue their political ambition in the 2023 elections, Vanguard reports.
President Buhari also promised to fill as soon as possible the vacuum created by the departure of the ministers.
The minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed made this disclosure while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the validatory session at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The ten ministers
According to Alhaji Mohammed, the outgoing Ministers that attended the session were,
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- Rotimi Amaechi (Transportation),
- Chris Ngige (Labour and Employment),
- Godswill Akpabio (Niger Delta Affairs),
- Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu (Science and Technological Innovation),
- Timipre Sylva State for Petroleum Resources),
- Tayo Alasoadura (State for Niger Delta Affairs),
- Dame Tallen Paulen (Women Affairs),
- Uche Ogar (State for Mines and Steel Development),
- Abubakar Malami (Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice) and
- Emeka Nwajuba (State for Education), was absent but with permission.
Buhari meets with exiting ministers
Earlier, The Nation reported that President Muhammadu Buhari had a meeting with some of his Ministers seeking elective offices in the 2023 general elections.
In the early hours of Friday, Tolu Ogunlesi, the special assistant to President Buhari on digital and new media also confirmed the development through a tweet he shared on his verified Twitter, handle.
"President Buhari hosting outgoing Ministers this morning, at the State House. #AsoVillaToday."
The president had in a circular, signed by the secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, officially written Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefelie, and heads of agencies like the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission, among others seeking to contest the 2023 general elections to resign on or before Monday.
2023: President Buhari has a preferred candidate, Adesina declares
Legit.ng reported earlier that President Muhammadu Buhari has his favorite candidate that he will be rooting for at the presidential polls in 2023.
This was revealed by his media aide, Femi Adesina during an interview on Channels TV’s ‘Politics Today’ monitored by Daily Trust on Thursday.
Adesina during the interview said he is not a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) but was insistent that his boss has a preferred candidate but has refused to make it known.
10 APC chieftains who might be appointed as replacements for outgoing ministers
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, May 11, asked ministers who have political ambitions ahead of the 2023 general elections to resign from their various offices with immediate effect.
The president gave the order during the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.
The spokesman of the government and minister of information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed confirmed the order while speaking to journalists after the meeting.
In this piece, Legit.ng projects the possible replacements for the ministers in their various states.