By Emmanuel Nduka
President Bola Tinubu has officially received the resignation of his Labour and Employment Minister, Simon Lalong.
Heritage Times HT reports that Lalong is now set to be inducted into the Nigerian Senate as the elected representative of Plateau South Senatorial District.
The minister’s departure from Tinubu’s Cabinet was confirmed by the Presidency.
This follows an appeal court ruling on November 7, 2023, which declared him the rightful winner of the Plateau South senatorial seat. While the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) initially declared his opponent as the winner, Lalong successfully challenged the result, leading to a favourable decision for him by the court.
“Lalong has resigned. But it was not at the FEC meeting itself. It must have been after the meeting because, if it were earlier, the President or SGF would have announced it during the meeting,” a presidential aide told local media, PUNCH.