Buhari opens up: Why I sacked two Ministers

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President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said he sacked two ministers due to non-performance after subjecting their works to critical review.

In an urgent cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday, the president fired Mohammed Sabo Nanono, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, and Engr. Sale Mamman, Minister of Power.

Their sack were announced by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina to state house correspondents after the Federal Executive Council meeting

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Dr. Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar, Minister of Environment, was redeployed to assume office as the Minister of Agriculture & Rural Development, while Engr. Abubakar D. Aliyu, Minister of State, Works & Housing will now be the Minister of Power.

The President said the changes were sequel to the “tradition of subjecting our projects and programs implementation to independent and critical self-review” through sector reporting during Cabinet meetings and at retreats.

He added that “these significant review steps have helped to identify and strengthen weak areas, close gaps, build cohesion and synergy in governance, manage the economy and improve the delivery of public good to Nigerians.”

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