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Agriculture Minister Ibrahim Shahahdeh resigns

By JT - Apr 02,2020 - Last updated at Apr 03,2020

Ibrahim Shahahdeh

AMMAN — Minister of Agriculture Ibrahim Shahahdeh on Thursday submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Omar Razzaz “in commitment to political and moral responsibility” following “administrative errors” that occurred in some agricultural directorates in the governorates, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Shahahdeh’s resignation came from a “belief that the reform process and hard work should continue in the face of the difficult conditions that Jordan is going through” due to the spread of the coronavirus, Petra said.

It also stems from “believing in continuing the measures taken by official agencies to combat the pandemic, in order to protect citizens and preserve their safety”.

The prime minister submitted the minister’s resignation to His Majesty King Abdullah for approval, expressing his appreciation for the efforts made by Shahahdeh during the past period, Petra, reported.

Minister of State for Prime Ministry Affairs Sami Daoud said on Thursday that Shahahdeh’s resignation came in light of moral and political reasons. He said that the minister took responsibility for the misdistribution of paper permits allowing certain people and sectors to move during the curfew, which were distributed by ministries’ directorates.

Daoud stressed that Shahahdeh did not issue any permit in his personal capacity to any person or institution, and thanked him for his efforts during the past period.

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