President Buhari has dismissed Minister of Power, Minister of Agriculture

President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the ministers from his cabinet.

Peoples Gazette reported that the two affected ministers are Saleh Mamman, the minister of power; and Sabo Nanono, the minister of agriculture and rural development.

President Buhari acks power, agriculture ministers

The ministers are the first to be sacked by President Buhari since he assumed office in 2015.

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Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, who announced the termination of their appointment on Wednesday on its Facebook page said that the two empty positions will be filled by the Minister of Environment, Mohammad Mahmood was redeployed to assume the position of Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Also, the minister of state for works and housing Abubakar Aliyu has been asked to act as substantive power minister.

Buhari said at Wednesday’s FEC meeting the reshuffle is to deepen his government’s capacity to consolidate on its legacy achievements.

According to the statement from Buhari, the dismissal of the two ministers was based on ‘independent and critical self-review of the administration’s projects and programs.

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He said that these reviews were to help 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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