The Minister tendered her resignation during the weekly Federal Executive council meeting held on Wednesday at the state House, Abuja.
She told reporters that her exit from the federal cabinet was to enable her contest the 2019 Federal House of Representatives election in her constituency in Yobe State.
Khadijat Bukar Abba Ibrahim who is the wife of Senator Bukar Abba Ibrahim, a Former Governor of Yobe state officially leaves office on the 14th of January 2019 in compliance with the one month period given to political appointees seeking elective offices to resign.
She is the fifth minister to quit Buhari’s cabinet since 2015.
Others are Kayode Fayemi, Former minister of Mines and Steel development, Amina Mohammed, former Minister of Environment, Ibrahim Jibrin, former Minister of state for environment and Aisha Al Hassan, former Minister of Women Affairs