President Muhammadu Buhari has withdrawn the nomination of Musa Ibeto (Niger State) for confirmation as minister by the senate.The withdrawal is contained in the president’s letter to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, during plenary on Wednesday.

Mr. Buhari did not give any reason for the withdrawal of the nominee.The letter reads: “I write to withdraw the nomination of Ahmed, earlier submitted for confirmation as a minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria”.Another nominee, Abubakar Bawa, also from Niger was forwarded to the senate to replace Mr. Ibeto.