Buhari to replace departing ministers ‘without delay’

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President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed plans to fill vacant ministerial positions in the Federal Executive Council in the shortest possible time.

The decision follows the resignation of at least 10 cabinet ministers who relinquished their appointments to pursue their political ambitions for the 2023 general elections.

Buhari also performed a valedictory session for the former ministers at the Council Chambers, State House, on Friday, where he thanked them for their contributions to the administration and wished them well in their future endeavours.

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed who briefed State House Correspondents of the latest development, said nine of the ministers were physically present and one gave reasons for his absence.

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Among the ministers present at the valedictory session include, Ministers of State for Petroleum Resources, Labour and Employment, Science and Technology, Women Affairs, Minister of State Mines and Steel Development, Niger Delta Affairs, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation.

Clarifying the membership position of former President Goodluck Jonathan in the All Progressive Congress, the Information Minister said the chairman of the party is in a better position to answer that question.

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