President Muhammadu Buhari has fired his Ministers of Power, Saleh Mamman and that of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mohammed Nanono.
This was disclosed by the Special Adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina after Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja.
Adesina read the president’s speech.
Adesina revealed that the Environment Minister, Mohammed Abubakar, has been redeployed to the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, while the Minister of State for Works, Abubakar Aliyu, is to take over as Minister of Power.
The presidential spokesman also said the exercise will continue in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution.
According to him, change was constant, adding that, the review became critical in order to reinvigorate the cabinet to deepen capacity and crystallise legacy achievements.
The administration, according to President Buhari, approaches a critical phase in its second term, hence the need to rejig the cabinet to strengthen “weak areas, close gaps, manage the economy and improve the delivery of public good in the country.”
The latest reshuffling comes about a year after the president, in a similar fashion, approved the immediate redeployment of two ministers who swapped their positions.
Those affected are the present Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, and the Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Tayo Alasoadura.