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Tinubu’s Labour minister, Simon Lalong officially resigns

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Simon Lalong, on Tuesday, officially stepped down from his position.

The former Plateau governor tendered his resignation to President Bola Tinubu on Monday.

His resignation was contained in a statement signed by Special Adviser to the outgoing Minister on Media, Dr Makut Simon Macham

Lalong is stepping away from the role, to enable him take his seat at the Senate as Senator Representing Plateau South Senatorial District.

The resignation letter was dated Tuesday, December 19, 2023 and submitted to Tinubu.

Lalong explained that after exhaustive legal processes, the Court of Appeal declared him the duly elected senator representing Plateau South Senatorial District and directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue him the Certificate of Return.

He also thanked the president for appointing him as minister.

“However, after extensive consultations, it has become expedient for him to proceed and take his seat at the Red Chambers to continue to contribute to the Renewed Hope agenda of Mr President,” he added.

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