The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Khadija Bukar Abba Ibrahim, on Wednesday resigned her appointment from President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
She left the cabinet following her emergence as the House of Representatives candidate of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) for the Damaturu/Tarmuwa/Gujba/Gulani federal constituency of Yobe State.
She defeated her stepson, Mohammed Bukar Abba Ibrahim to emerge flag bearer of the party in the party as primaries in October last year.
She had scored 1,295 votes while her stepson got 15 votes.
Hajiya Ibrahim who was appointed minister in 2015, is the sixth minister to resigned from the federal cabinet.
She confirmed to State House correspondents that Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting was going to be her last, shortly before the commencement of the meeting.
Her resignation comes a month after the former Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Jubril, resigned following his declaration as the 13th Emir on December 7th, 2018 following his selection by the Nasarawa Emirate Council and subsequent approval by Governor Tanko Umaru Almakura.
Others that have resigned are Hajiya Amina Mohammed, on 24 February 2017. This followed her appointment at the United Nations as UN Deputy Secretary-General.
She served as a minister from 11 November 2015 to 15 December 2016
Kayode Fayemi, the governor of Ekiti state also resigned as the Minister of Mines and Steel development on May 30, 2018 to pursue his political ambition.
On September 14th, the Minister of Finance Kemi Adeosun had resigned following the scandal that trailed her forged National Youth Service Commission (NYSC) exemption certificate.
Minister of Women Affairs, Senator Aisha Alhassan, also resigned from the cabinet and from the ruling All Progressives Congress.
Alhassan had claimed that her resignation was due to her disqualification in the screening for the 2019 Taraba state governorship contest by the APC National Working Committee.