President Buhari sends forth ambitious ministers, urges capable one to succeed him

President Buhari (centre) with outgoing ministers at the Council Chambers, Abuja…, May 13, 2022.


President Muhammadu Buhari met with the outgoing members of his cabinet today, May 13, 2022 who are vying for various electoral offices in next year’s general elections.

In a valedictory speech to the nine of them who were present at the Council Chambers, the President thanked them for their contributions to his administration and wished them well in their future political endeavours, adding that he wished one of them could succeed him to continue his administration’s good policies and programmes.

Responding on behalf of the others, the Niger Delta Affairs Minister, Godswill Akpabio thanked President Buhari for offering them the opportunity to serve the country and promised him that they would not let him down but instead continue to promote his good will, love and passion he has for the unity of the nation.

Those present at the meeting included Ministers of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige; Niger Delta Affairs; Godswill Akpabio.

Others were Ministers of Science, Technology and Innovation, Ogbonnaya Onu; and Women Affairs, Paulen Tallen; Ministers of State for Mines and Steel, Uche Ogar; Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva; and Niger Delta Affairs, Tayo Alasoadura.

The Advocate news had earlier reported that the President had at the tail 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 to 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 who are seeking to contest the 2023 general elections should be advised to resign.

Additional reports supplied by Punch.

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