Nigerian women's affairs minister submits resignation – letter to president

ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigeria’s women’s affairs minister submitted her resignation in a letter to the president on Saturday.

All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate for Taraba State, Senator Aisha Alhassan, speaks after having her voting documents checked, at Lamorde Primary School ward in Jalingo, April 11, 2015. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Aisha Alhassan, though a relatively junior cabinet member, is the second minister to resign this month. Kemi Adeosun, who had overseen finance, stepped down over qualification forgery allegations.

Reporting by Felix Onuah; Writing by Paul Carsten; Editing by Janet Lawrence

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