FijiFirst Minister resigns from government

By: Cheerieann Wilson


Timoci-Natuva-680x365-680x365-680x365Minister for Defence, National Security and Immigration Timoci Natuva has resigned from government.

Natuva confirmed to Fiji One News that he handed in his resignation to Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, the Speaker of the House Dr Jiko Luveni and Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.

The Minister cited personal reasons saying he had served the country for 40 years and it was time now to spend time with his family.

An officer since 1977, Natuva says he was on peacekeeping missions abroad when his four children were born.

Natuva, who will soon turn 60 years-old said he still supports the Fiji First Party and believes the party’s policies will continue to drive economic growth.

The Minister confirmed that he had moved out of his Suva residence yesterday and now lives on his farm in Naitasiri.

He now joins a string of Fiji First parliamentarians who have resigned to pursue other interests.

That includes Neil Sharma, Pio Tikoduadua and Sanjit Patel.

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