President Muhammadu Buhari has thanked ministers seeking elective offices in 2023 for their services to the nation. He also said they would be replaced soon. 

The President said this in a valedictory meeting at the Council Chamber in Abuja on Friday. He thanked them for their cooperation as he admonished other members of the cabinet to be more diligent and committed to the success of the administration.

In a briefing after the meeting with the outgoing ministers, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, disclosed that 10 ministers are leaving.

According to him, some of the ministers have tendered their resignation while the others are in the process of doing so.

Those who were at the meeting include the Minister of State for Mines and Steel Uche Ogar; Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva; Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige; Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Minister of Women Affairs Pauline Tallen.

Others are the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio; Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami and the Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation,  Ogbonnaya Onu.

Nine were physically present while the former Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, who is the tenth, was absent with reason.

The meeting follows the President’s recent directive to all ministers and political appointees contesting for various elective positions to resign from their appointments on or before Monday, May 16, 2022

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