Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Khadija Ibrahim has resigned from office.

She is wife to a Senator and former Governor of Yobe State, Bukar Abba-Ibrahim.

She resigned to contest the February 16 House of Representatives election in her home-state of Yobe.

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She is contesting the Damaturu/Tarmuwa/Gujba/Gulani Federal Constituency seat.

Recall that she had last year contested against and defeated her son-in law, Mohammed Bukar-Ibrahim, to pick the ticket of the All Progressives Congress in October 2018

She was nominated as minister in 2015 by President Muhammadu Buhari and had to vacate her seat in the House to enable her take the appointment.

She would be the sixth minister to resign from the cabinet in the last 12 month.

Her resignation comes a month after the former Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Jubril, resigned following his declaration as the 13th Emir on December 7, 2018 following his selection by the Nasarawa Emirate Council and subsequent approval by Governor Tanko Umaru Al-makura.

Others that have resigned are Hajiya Amina Mohammed, on 24 February 2017. This followed her appointment at the United Nations as UN Deputy Secretary General.

She served as a minister from 11 November 2015 to 15 December 2016.

Kayode Fayemi, now governor of  Ekiti State, also resigned as the minister of Solid Minerals Development  on May 30, 2018, to pursue his political ambition.

On September 14, Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, had resigned following the scandal that trailed her forged National Youth Service Commission (NYSC) exemption certificate to get into public office.

Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Sen. Aisha Alhassan, also known as ‘Mama Taraba’, resigned from the cabinet and from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Alhassan has hinged her resignation on her disqualification in the screening for the 2019 Taraba state governorship contest by the APC National Working Committee.

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