Non-performance: President Buhari sacks Agriculture, Power Ministers

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday sacked the Minister of Agriculture, Sabo Nanono, and the Minister of Power, Mamman Sale due to non-performance.

Buhari’s Special Adviser on (Media & Publicity), Femi Adesina, made the announcement Wednesday.

This is the first time the President is taking such action since over six years he took over government.

The duo have been replaced with the Ministers of Environment, Mohammed Mahmoud Abubakar and State, Works and Housing, Abubakar Aliyu.

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.”

President Buhari, who announced the minor reshufflement during the Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting, said it would be a continuous exercise.

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.

In an urgent cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday, the president fired Mohammed Sabo Nanono, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, and Engr. Sale Mamman, Minister of Power.

Their sack were announced by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina to state house correspondents after the Federal Executive Council meeting

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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