President Muhamadu Buhari has met with the outgoing ministers seeking political offices in the council chambers of the Presidential Villa
The President said this in a valedictory session 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.
On whether former President Goodluck Jonathan has joined the All Progressives Congress (APC), he stated that the party is in the best position to know.
In a briefing after the meeting with the outgoing ministers, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, disclosed that ten ministers are leaving.
According to him, some of the ministers have tendered their resignation while the others are in the process of doing so.
Ministers at the meeting are Ministers of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige, Transportation Rotimi Amaechi, Women Affairs Paullen Tallen, and Niger Delta Affairs Goodwill Akpabio,
Others are Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, Science, Technology and Innovation Ogbonnaya Onu, Ministers of State for Mines and Steel, Uche Ogar, Petroleum Resources Timipre Sylva, and Niger Delta affairs Tayo Alasoadura.
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.