By Festus Fifen.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday Sacked the minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Mohammed Sabo Nanono and Engr. Sale Mamman, Minister of Power for performing below expectation during a review in the federal executive council meeting.
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.
According to the President, 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.
A statement by the Special Adviser Media and Publicity to the President Femi Adesina, In the same vein, Dr. Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar, Minister of Environment, has been 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.
President Buhari 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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