The Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Jibril, has resigned from the President Muhammadu Buhari Federal Cabinet.
Jibril who has been appointed as the new Emir of Nasarawa State, attended a valedictory session at the Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.
President Buhari who addressed him as His Highness, appointed him to say the Muslim opening prayer, before the commencement of the meeting.
Recall, that he was declared Emir on Friday, December 7, following his selection by the Nasarawa Emirate Council, and subsequent approval by Governor Tanko Umaru Almakura.
President Buhari in a tweet by His Media Aide, Bashir Ahmad, congratulated Jibril on his new appointment.
The tweet read: “President Buhari congratulates the Minister of State for Environment, Hon. I .U. Jibril, on his selection as the 13th Emir of Nasarawa Emirate.
“He urges him to build on the legacies of his predecessor, and promote peace and unity in the Emirate.”
The Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Haruna Osegba, had announced that Almakura approved Jibril’s selection, “following the meeting of the Nasarawa State Traditional Council of Chiefs, where the Traditional Council ratified the selections that were done by the various Kingmakers.”
He is the fifth Minister to resign from Buhari’s cabinet, since he assumed office as President, in 2015.