President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the resignation of Mrs. Aisha Alhassan, a former Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, with immediate effect.
She resigned following her disqualification by the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC), from contesting the APC Taraba State governorship election.
Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of APC, said that she was disqualified because her loyalty was doubted following her public declaration in 2017 to support former Vice President Atiku Abubakar in 2019 against President Buhari.
Mrs. Alhassan however accused Oshiomhole of being personally responsible for her disqualification, saying she was disqualified for no reason.
Buhari in a letter signed on Sunday, appears to have gladly accepted her resignation and appointed Aisha Abubakar, the Minister of State, Industry, Trade and Investment, to take over the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development.
“I have received your letter offering your resignation as a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I accept your resignation with immediate effect.
“On behalf of the government and people of Nigeria, I thank you for your past services to the nation.”