The removal of the Minister was announced in a statement signed by Sam Nwaobasi, Special Assistant (Media), to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator Anyim Pius Anyim.
No reason was given for the termination of the minister’s appointment.
The full statement reads: “His Excellency Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR President and Commander –in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria has relieved Inuwa Abdul-kadir, Esq of his appointment as Honourable Minister of Youth Development with effect from the 26th of August, 2013.
“The former minister is to hand over to the Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Youth Development.
“Mr. President expresses appreciation to the former minister for the time he put in the services of the nation and wishes him success in his future endeavours.”