Lalong Confirms Resignation As Minister Of Labour

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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Simon Lalong, the former governor of Plateau State, resigned as Minister of Labour and Employment on Tuesday.

Lalong stated that he officially presented his resignation to President Bola Tinubu in order to take his place as Senator for Plateau South Senatorial District.

In a letter to the President on Tuesday, the Minister reminded him that 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 after an exhaustive legal process.

Lalong stated that his choice to leave was not taken lightly because of the President’s faith and confidence in him as a Minister in his cabinet, having served as the Director General of the Tinubu/Shettima Campaign Council, which won victory for the APC.

He said, “However, after extensive consultations with Your Excellency, critical stakeholders, and my constituents, it has become expedient for me to proceed and take my seat at the Red Chambers to continue to contribute to the Renewed Hope agenda of your Government and the growth of our democracy at large.”

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.