Nigeria’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Hajia Khadija Bukar Abba-Ibrahim has resigned her appointment as minister and member of the Federal Executive Council (FEC).

The minister who confirmed this development to some State House correspondents on Wednesday in Abuja said her decision to resign was to enable her contest to represent the Damaturu/Tarmuwa/Gujba/Gulani Federal Constituency of Yobe State at the Federal House of Representatives in 2019.

Abba-Ibrahim had in October 2018 defeated her son-in-law, Mohammed Bukar Abba Ibrahim at the All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries in the state to emerge as the party’s flag bearer for the House of Representatives seat.

The minister’s resignation is coming barely six weeks after the Minister of State for Environment, Alhaji Ibrahim Jibril resigned following his selection by the Nasarawa Emirate Council and subsequent approval by Gov. Tanko Umaru Al-Makura as the new Emir of Nasarawa.

There was however no official statement on the  resignation of Mrs Abba Ibrahim who was in attendance at Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting  which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.