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Why I Sacked Two Of My Ministers – Buhari

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Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed why he sacked two of his ministers on Wednesday.

Recall that we reported that President Buhari on Wednesday sacked the Minister of Agriculture, Mohammed Sabo Nanono, and the Minister of Power, Saleh Mamman.

The President, however, directed the Minister of Environment, Mohammed Abubakar, to take over the Ministry of Agriculture while the Minister of State for Works, Abubakar Aliyu, has been deployed to the Ministry of Power.

A statement on Wednesday signed by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, said the two ministers were sacked due to the independent and critical review of their ministries.

According to Adesina, the review of the two ministries was done through sector reporting during cabinet meetings and at retreats.

He revealed that the review had 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.

The Presidential spokesman added that the continuous rejig of the cabinet should be expected until the desired objective is met.

He said: “The changes were sequel to the tradition of subjecting our projects and programmes implementation to independent and critical self-review.

“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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