Abiodun OBA

Ahead of the Monday the 16th of May, 2022, deadline given by Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari for all members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) running for elective offices to submit their letters of resignation, the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba has resigned.

Nwajiuba is among those seeking to replace Buhari in 2023 as he has purchased the AC’s N100 million presidential form.

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman is said to have confirmed Nwajiuba’s resignation.

Nigeria information and culture minister Lai Mohamed disclosed the directive on Wednesday during the Federal Executive Council meeting.

He said that the directive excludes the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, because he is an elected member of the cabinet.

Mohammed affirmed that if there are any amendments or additions to this directive they would be made shortly.

He said the directive might involve political appointees if the need arises.

Those currently affected by the order are: Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister for Transportation, Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment; Ministers of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami; Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio; Science, Technology and Innovation, Ogbonnaya Onu; Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba;  Minister of State Mines and Steel, Uche Ogar, who is running for the governorship position in Abia State, and the Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen.

However, the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, who read out the directive during the meeting said it excludes the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo because he is an elected member of the cabinet.

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