By Mathew Dadiya, Abuja
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed Wednesday disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari will decide on the fate of some Ministers, who made rescinded their decision on political ambitions and continue to serve in the administration despite been honoured at a valedictory session by the cabinet members.
Asked to confirm the status of the affected cabinet members, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed yesterday said he will need to confirm from the President the status of the returning Ministers, on whether or not they have been reabsorbed into the cabinet.
Minister of Labour and employment Chris Ngige, Minister of women affairs Pauline Tallen and the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami, have withdrawn their decision to contest for elective offices in 2023.
Responding to questions from State House Correspondents on the status of the returning Minister’s at the end of the weekly federal executive council meeting, Lai Mohammed said.
“The other question about ministers returning or not going, I think you need to give me more time so that I can tell you exactly what the situation is. Right now, I need to cross check. I need to confirm again from Mr President what the situation is. You see the final decision on who is going, who’s coming back, who’s not going lies with Mr. president”
Abubakar Malami was physically present at this weeks Cabinet meeting while the Minister of women affairs Pauline Tallen, Minister of state for petroleum resources Timpre Sylva attended the meeting virtually from their various offices in Abuja.
Minister of Labour and employment is reported to be on an official visit to South Africa where he is attending the International Labour Organization, ILO global conference on Child Labour in Durban.