In response to the presidential directive, Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, has resigned his position.
Garba Shehu , the presidential spokesperson confirmed this to newsmen. President Muhammadu Buhari, Wednesday issued a directive for all ministers and aides seeking elective offices in the 2022 General elections to resign.
Oher ministers expected to resign are: Ministers of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation Abubakar Malami, Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio; Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ogbonnaya Onu and others who have all joined the presidential race on the platform of the All-Progressives Congress (APC).
Others are the 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, who declared her ambition to contest for the senatorial seat in Plateau State.