President Muhammadu Buhari has on Wednesday sacked two of his 44 ministers from his administration
Buhari fires the Ministers of Power, Saleh Mamman and Agriculture & Rural Development counterpart, Alhaji Sabo Nanono.
Consequently, The President also announced the redeployment of two Ministers to take over from them.
The Minister of Environment, Mohammed Mahmoud Abubakar is to take over as the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development while the Minister of State for Works, Abubakar Aliyu, is to take over as the Minister for Power.
Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina to President Buhari in a statement made available to Journalists announced the development
He said that the process of rejigging his cabinet is going to be continuous.
Adesina who read the President’s speech said because change was constant, the review has become critical in order to reinvigorate the cabinet to deepen capacity and crystallise legacy achievements.
The administration, according to President Buhari, approaches a critical phase in its second term, hence the need to rejig the cabinet to strengthen “weak areas, close gaps, manage the economy and improve the delivery of public good in the country.”
The latest reshuffling comes about a year after the President, in a similar fashion, approved the immediate redeployment of two ministers who swapped their positions.
Those affected are the present Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, and the Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Tayo Alasoadura.