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Buhari rejigs cabinet, sacks two Ministers [update]

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President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the Ministers of Power, Saleh Mamman and his Agriculture and Rural Development counterpart, Alhaji Sabo Nanono.

This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the president, Mr. Femi Adesina,

According to Mr. Adesina, the Minister of Environment, Mohammed Mahmoud Abubakar will take over as the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Also, the Minister of State for Works, Abubakar Aliyu, will take over as the Minister for Power.

President Buhari said the development is part of a continuous process towards rejigging his cabinet.

See the full statement titled “President Buhari approves cabinet reshuffle” below:

“President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a reshuffle in the cabinet formed on August 21, 2019.

“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.”

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