President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday sacked two ministers from his cabinet, hinting that they failed test of performance.
He also said that it would be a continuous exercise as he continues to identify strengths and weaknesses in his cabinet that he constituted on August 21, 2019.
The sacked Ministers are Mohammed Sabo Nanono (Agriculture and Rural Development), and Engr. Sale Mamman (Power).
The development was followed by a minor reshuffle in the cabinet reshuffle in the cabinet as Dr. Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar, Minister of Environment, was redeployed to assume office as the Minister of Agriculture & Rural Development, while Engr. Abubakar Aliyu, Minister of State, Works & Housing will now be the Minister of Power.
In a statement to cabinet members during the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday – 1st September – the President explained that 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.
“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”, he added.