President Buhari’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Mrs. Khadija Ibrahim, has tendered her resignation.
According to Punch, Ibrahim is leaving the cabinet to contest the Damaturu/Tarmuwa/Gujba/Gulani Federal Constituency House of Representatives election in her home State of Yobe.
She is married to a serving senator and former Governor of Yobe State, Bukar Abba-Ibrahim and emerged as the flagbearer of the APC after defeating her step-son, Mohammed Bukar-Ibrahim.
She becomes the 4th woman to resign from as Buhari’s minister for political and other reasons.
In 2017, Amina Mohammed resigned as Environment Minister to pursue a career at the United Nations.
In September 2018, Aisha Alhassan, popularly referred to as ‘Mama Taraba’, stepped down from her position as Women Affairs Minister to run for the office of governor in her state. She defected from the APC after she was denied a chance to contest on the platform.
In the same month, Kemi Adeosun resigned as Finance Minister after it was found guilty of forging her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificate.