Why Buhari Sacked Two Cabinet Ministers

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The Presidency has given reasons why President Muhammadu Buhari sacked two ministers in his cabinet. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina said “food security” and the “power problem” in the country were considered before “relieving” the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mohammed Nanono; and his Power counterpart, Sale Mamman.

Adesina noted that food security and fixing the power sector are two central focus of Buhari’s administration.

Adesina spoke on Thursday when he featured on Channels Television’s ‘Sunrise Daily’ programme.

Buhari had on Wednesday sacked Nanono (Kano State) and Mamman (Taraba State). He had also redeployed the Minister of Environment, Mohammed Abubakar, to the Ministry of Agriculture while the Minister of State for Works, Abubakar Aliyu, took over as Minister of Power.

The former ministers were in August 2019 sworn in as part of the over 40 ministers who make up the current Federal Executive Council.

Speaking on the television programme, Adesina said the redeployed ministers are not weak in their former offices but versatile hence the need for their redeployment.

“It could be that the President has seen that they were versatile and so they would do well in other areas within the cabinet. It does not mean that they were weak and that is why changes came from within. Don’t also forget that the President said new nominations will also be made according to constitutional provisions because the constitution prescribes that every state in the country must provide a minister.

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