For the first time in six years, President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, sacked two ministers. They are Minister of Agriculture, Sabo Nanono and the Minister of Power, Mamman Sale
The Minister of Environment, Mohammed Mahmoud Abubakar takes over the Agriculture portfolio, while Abubakar Aliu, Minister of State for Works, takes over from Mamman Sale as the Minister of Power.
President Buhari announced the minor reshufflement during the Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting.
A statement later by the Presidency and signed by the President’s spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina said the President has approved a reshuffle in the cabinet formed on August 21, 2019.
It reads further: “In a statement to cabinet members during the Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday 1st September, President Buhari announced that Mohammed Sabo Nanono, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, and Engr. Sale Mamman, Minister of Power were leaving the cabinet.
“In the same vein, 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.”