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Buhari sacks Agriculture, Power Ministers

 Buhari sacks Agriculture, Power Ministers

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

The President, who made the announcement during the virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, also redeployed two Ministers to take over from them.

The Minister of Environment, Mohammed Mahmood Abubakar, is to take over as Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, while the Minister of State for Works, Abubakar Aliyu, is to take over as the Minister for Power.

In the brief statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari, rather subtly placed all other Ministers on notice by announcing that the process of rejigging his cabinet is going to be continuous.

Adesina also revealed the vacant two ministerial positions will be filled soon by the President after confirmation of substantive nominees to the Senate in line with the provisions of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (As Amended).

 “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.

“In due course, substantive nominations will be made to fill the consequential vacancies in accordance with the requirements of the constitution.

“I have personally met with the departing members to thank them for their contributions to discussions in cabinet and the invaluable services rendered to the nation.

“Today effectively marks their last participation in the Federal Executive Council deliberations and I wish them the best in all future endeavours.

“Finally, I wish to reiterate once more, that this process shall be continuous,” the President said.

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