The immediate past Minister of Labour and Employment, Simon Lalong, has been sworn in as a Senator representing Plateau South.
The former governor of Plateau state took his oath of office on the floor of the senate on Wednesday.
Lalong had tendered his resignation to President Bola Tinubu on Tuesday.
Lalong’s resignation was confirmed in a statement signed by Special Adviser to the outgoing Minister on Media, Dr Makut Simon Macham.
The statement revealed that the letter was submitted to Tinubu on Tuesday, December 19, 2023.
The former Minister pointed out that after exhaustive legal processes, the Court of Appeal declared him the duly elected senator representing Plateau South Senatorial District and directed the Independent National Electoral Commission to issue him the Certificate of Return.
He also expressed gratitude to the president for appointing him as minister.