Minister of state for environment Ibrahim Usman Jibrin has resigned his portfolio after emerging Emir of Nasarawa.
He tendered his resignation on Wednesday at the ongoing Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. A valedictory session was held for him.
At the start of the meeting, Buhari referred to Jibrin as “Your Highness”, causing general laughter in the council chamber.
Jibrin was appointed as the Minister of State for Environment in December 2015 when the council was constituted after a senate screening and confirmation.
Jubrin was turbaned as the new Emir of Nasarawa last Friday, by the Nasarawa Emirate Council following the approval of the state governor,Umar Tanko Almakura.
President Buhari has since congratulated the 13th Emir of Nasarawa and urged him to uphold the legacy of his predecessor.
Jubrin’s exit leaves a complete vacuum in the Ministry of Environment as President Buhari has failed to replace Amina Mohammed who resigned as the Minister of Environment in 2017 to take up the job of Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations.
Affa Dickson Acho