Buhari Replaces ‘Mama Taraba’ In His Cabinet

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Aisha Abubakar, minister of state for trade and investment, to take over the ministry of women affairs.

The Cable reports that the President gave the directive on Sunday.


The President’s decision followed the resignation of Aisha Alhassan, on Saturday.

Alhassan tendered resigned from Bubari’s cabinet on Saturday following her disqualification from the Taraba State gubernatorial primary election by the ruling party.

Alhassan’s resignation letter addressed to President Buhari was dated September 29, less than 48 hours after the APC disqualified her from the Taraba governorship primary race.

The APC had attributed its disqualification of Mama Taraba to her past public declaration of support for former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, who is now a presidential aspirant under the platform of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).


She had said she was not fit to be a minister if the party did not consider her to aspire to its governorship ticket.

Hours after he resignation, Alhassan joined another party known as the United Democratic Party (UDP).

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