Buhari bids Malami, Amaechi, others farewell

Ministers seeking elective political offices in the 2023 general elections have resigned their portfolios and had a farewell meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.

The meeting was announced by Tolu Ogunlesi, special assistant to the president on digital media, on Twitter.

“President Buhari hosting outgoing Ministers this morning, at the State House. #AsoVillaToday. Nine (9) Ministers attended this valedictory meeting with President Buhari. One Minister, who was the first to resign, was absent,” Mr. Ogunlesi tweeted.

On Wednesday, the meeting came on the heels of Mr. Buhari’s directive, directing all ministers, ambassadors, and political appointees seeking elective offices to resign their appointments.

Junior minister for mines and steel Uche Ogar; petroleum minister Timipre Sylva; labour minister Chris Ngige; transportation minister Rotimi Amaechi; women affairs minister Pauline Tallen; Niger Delta affairs minister Goodwill Akpabio; AGF Abubakar Malami; and innovation minister Ogbonnaya Onu attended the farewell meeting.

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