Breaking: Foreign affairs minister steps down

The  Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Khadija Ibrahim, turned in her resignation on Wednesday to contest the February 16 House of Representatives election in her home-state, Yobe.






     

     

    The erstwhile minister defeated her son-in-law, Mohammed Bukar Abba Ibrahim to emerge flag bearer of House of representatives seat for Damaturu/Tarmuwa/Gujba/Gulani federal constituency of Yobe State.

    The 51-year-old Ibrahim who was appointed Minister of State, Foreign Affairs, in 2016, by President Muhammadu Buhari, is married to Senator Bukar Abba Ibrahim, a former governor of Yobe State.

    Ibrahim who previously served as commissioner in Yobe State, as well as three times member of the House of Representatives before her appointment as the minister of state, Foreign Affairs.

    She was first elected in 2007 and was re-elected in 2011 and 2015. While in the House of Representative, she served in different capacities. She chaired theHouse Committee on Rural Privatisation and Commercialisation from 2010 – 2011, she also served as the Deputy Chairman, House Committee on Rural Development from 2007 -2008.

     

    Amos Abba is a journalist with the International Center for Investigative Reporting, ICIR, who believes that courageous investigative reporting is the key to social justice and accountability in the society.

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