Buhari Sacks Two Ministers After Two Years Of Non-Performance

President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked two of his cabinet ministers.

They are the Ministers of Agriculture, Mohammed Sabo Nanono and his Power counterpart, Mr Saleh Mamman.

The Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), Femi Adesina, announced the sack on Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council meeting chaired by the president.

Meanwhile, the president has deployed the Minister of Environment, Mohammed Abubakar, had been redeployed to the Ministry of Agriculture while the Minister of State for Works, Mr Abubakar Aliyu, is to take over as Minister of Power.

It would be recalled that this is the first time the president is relieving any minister of his duties since 2015.

Giving an insight into why the ministers were sacked, Buhari said that the federal government took the step to further strengthen weak areas, close gaps, build cohesion and synergy in governance, manage the economy and improve the delivery of public good to Nigerians.

“Two years and some months into the second term, the tradition of subjecting our projects and programs implementation to independent and critical self-review has taken firm roots through sector Reporting during Cabinet meetings and at Retreats.

“ As we are all aware, change is the only factor that is constant in every human endeavour and as this administration approaches its critical phase in the second term, I have found it essential to reinvigorate this cabinet in a manner that will deepen its capacity to consolidate legacy achievements,” the president added.

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