President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the Minister of Agriculture, Mohammed Nanono and his Power counterpart, Saleh Mamman.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this on Wednesday
Mamman and Nanono become the first ministers to be sacked by President Buhari since he assumed office in 2015.
He accounts the decision taken on ‘independent and critical self-review’ of the administration’s projects and programmes on his known to stick with his cabinet appointees, especially staving off intense public pressure to reshuffle the pack during his first term.
He however, said the Minister of Environment, Mohammed Abubakar has been redeployed to the Ministry of Agriculture while the Minister of State for Works, Abubakar Aliyu is to take over as Minister of Power.
During the FEC Meeting, President Buhari said the dismissal of the of the two ministers was to strengthen his administration capacity toward its legacy achievement
“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 said.
He further added that substantive nominations will be made to fill the two open vacancies caused by Wednesday’s dismissals.