Just in: Minister of Niger Delta Affairs Minister, Godswill Akpabio resigns

The minister of Niger Delta Affairs Mr Godswill Akpabio has resigned from office in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive.

The President during Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting ordered all cabinet members eyeing elective offices to quit before May 16.

Akpabio who has declared to contest for president in 2023 confirmed his resignation through his Personal Assistant on Media, Jackson Udom.

He said in a chat with The Nation:

“The Minister has resigned. He has submitted his resignation letter to the SGF. We are waiting for him at the ICC, where he is coming to submit his nomination form”.