The Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio has followed the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari, which asked that all members of his cabinet and appointees vying for electoral offices resign on or before May 16, 2022.
The order which came on Wednesday was announced during the Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by the President at the Council Chambers of the State House, Abuja.
However, highly reliable sources within the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and the Ministry of science and technology confirmed to The PUNCH that the minister had indeed dropped his resignation.
“The minister was at the office of the SGF to drop his resignation. That was expected seeing as the president asked that they all should resign”, one source said.
Also Akpabio’s Personal Assistant on Media, Jackson Udom, confirmed the resignation of the minister.
He said: “The Minister has resigned. He has submitted his resignation letter to the SGF. We are waiting for him at the ICC, where he is coming to submit his nomination form”.
Also The resignation of former Governor of River State, Rotimi Amaechi was confirmed in a tweet by APC Twitter UK handle.
It wrote, “Nigeria’s Minister of #Transportation, HM Chibuike R. Amaechi [@ChibuikeAmaechi] has resigned from the Federal Executive Council (FEC) to focus on his Presidential Campaign.
Globalgistng earlier reported that Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba also resigned his appointment.
The development made Buhari excited, as he also singled the minister out for braving the odds to quit.