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The presidency has shed light on the reason behind the recent sacking of two ministers, the Minister of Agriculture, Mohammed Nanono and his Power counterpart, Saleh Mamman.

President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday in Abuja,said it is in a bid to reinvigorate his cabinet and consolidate legacy achievements and significantly,the contributions of the two ministers could be considered “weak”.

“These significant review steps have helped to identify and strengthen weak areas, close gaps,” he added.

Buhari also said that the ministers were sacked after an independent and critical self-review of their performance.

After relieving the ministers of their jobs, the former military leader redeployed Dr. Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar, Minister of Environment, to the Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development, while Engr. Abubakar D. Aliyu, Minister of State, Works & Housing was asked to assume office as the Minister of Power.

Buhari said that the sackings of the ministers was to also close gaps, build cohesion and synergy in governance, manage the economy and improve the delivery of public good to Nigerians.

He said, “On Wednesday 21st August, 2019 the current Federal Executive Council was sworn-in after a rigorous retreat to bring returning and new members up to speed on the accomplishments, challenges and lessons drawn from my first term in Office and to emphasise the nine priority areas of government for the second term.

“Two years and some months into the second term, the tradition of subjecting our projects and programs implementation to independent and critical self-review has taken firm roots through sector Reporting during Cabinet meetings and at Retreats.

“I must commend this cabinet for demonstrating unparalleled resilience that helped the government to navigate the disruption to global systems and governance occasioned by the emergence of COVID-19 shortly after inauguration. The weekly Federal Executive Council meetings was not spared because the traditional mode was altered.

“As we are all aware, change is the only factor that is constant in every human endeavour and as this administration approaches its critical phase in the second term, I have found it essential to reinvigorate this cabinet in a manner that will deepen its capacity to consolidate legacy achievements.”

vacant positions would be filled in accordance with the constitution.

posted 2021-09-02 00:01:54

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