Nigeria’s Minister Of Environment Ibrahim Jibrin Resigns
The Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Jibrin, has resigned from the President Muhammadu Buhari led cabinet.
Jibrin’s resignation was announced on Wednesday by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha.
His resignation came after his selection as the new 12th emir of Nasarawa in his native Nasarawa State.
The Federal Executive Council held a valedictory session in his honour.
Speaking with the cabinet, Mr Jibrin recalled his time as minister saying he travelled the entire length of Nigeria and has “seen the devastation caused by climate change” and effect of conflict in the North-east.”
He said in the South-south, he saw “fish being fried with crude oil” which made him make up his mind to work with the administration to stop oil pollution in the region and ensure the clean up of Ogoni part of Rivers State.
“Tomorrow the 13 of December, there will be a project meeting in Port Harcourt in which project site will be handed over to contractors
Before now, he said, oil companies were reluctant to release anything, but a commitment by government forced them to changed their mind and $180 million has now been paid.