Media reports had claimed that the AGF and the Minister of Labour had withdrawn their resignation letters to focus on their jobs.
Having resigned from the Buhari administration Mr Abubakar Malami SAN and Dr Chris Ngige were reported to have withdrawn their letters of resignation after the farewell meeting. Such withdrawal is illegal as it constitutes a gross contravention of section 306 (2) of the Constitution which stipulates that:
“Since the resignation of the former Ministers has taken effect they cannot return to the cabinet either of their own volition or on the directive of the President.
“The resignation of the Ministers is not a cabinet reshuffle. It is akin to the removal of the former Ministers by the President. Therefore, if the former Ministers are going to be reappointed the President is required by section 147 of the Constitution to submit names to the Senate for fresh screening and confirmation.”