The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Khadija Bukar Abba Ibrahim, has resigned from the federal cabinet to run for a federal constituency election next month.
She is contesting for the Damaturu/Tarmuwa/Gujba/Gulani Federal Constituency in the February 16, presidential and National Assembly elections.
Her resignation comes a month after the former Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Jibril, resigned after emerging as the Emir of Nasarawa.
She said her resignation will take effect from Monday.
There were six female ministers at the beginning of this administration namely, Amina Mohammed (Gombe), Zainab Ahmed (Kaduna), Kemi Adeosun (Ogun), Aisha Abubakar (Sokoto), Aisha Alhassan (Taraba) and Khadija Bukar Abba Ibrahim (Yobe).
With her resignation, only Zainab Ahmed (Finance) and Aisha Abubakar (Women Affairs) remain in the cabinet.