2023: Saraki Steps In As Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi Resigns

The minister of State for Transportation is expected to step in as the minister of transportation as, Rotimi Amaechi, resigns to contest the 2023 presidential election.
Gbemi Saraki, was in 2019 appointed minister of state for Transportation by President Muhammadu Buhari, but she hasn’t been seen functioning despite Amaechi’s assurance to allow her take charge of the maritime sector.
However, Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation has tendered his resignation.
This is to allow him to contest the 2023 presidential election.
President Muhammadu Buhari earlier on Wednesday directed all members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) running for elective offices to submit their letters of resignation on or before Monday, May 16, 2022.
Amaechi’s resignation comes after those of the Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, and Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, all aiming for the presidency on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
APC United Kingdom on its official Twitter handle on Wednesday announced the resignation of Amaechi, saying, “Nigeria’s Minister of #Transportation, HM Chibuike R. Amaechi @ChibuikeAmaechi] has resigned from the Federal Executive Council (FEC) to focus on his Presidential Campaign.
“Thank you for your service to Nigeria.”
But, sources in the transportation ministry has told BUSINESSINSIDERNG, that the former minister will handover to the minister of state so that she can act till the president gives further directives.
BUSINESSINSIDERNG, had earlier reported that absence of the minister of state for Transportation, Rukayat Gbemi Saraki, in major events in the maritime and transportation sector, despite being in charge of maritime industry and its agencies.
Former minister, Amaechi, during an interactive session with maritime industry stakeholders in Lagos, in 2019, directed the Minister of State for Transportation, Gbemi Saraki, to supervise the maritime industry while he busies himself with overseeing railway development.

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