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USAfrica: Nigeria’s Buhari says his tenure approaching “critical phase”, drops 2 “weak” ministers.
Amidst a flurry of insecurity activities and economic disruptions impacting his capacity and credibility to lay claim to a satisfactory legacy, Nigeria’s President, retired Major General Muhammadu Buhari, has said that “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.”
Consequently, he relieved the Minister of Agriculture, Mohammed Nanono and the Minister of Power, Saleh Mamman, of their cabinet positions.
“These significant review steps have helped to identify and strengthen weak areas, close gaps,” Buhari said during the Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday in Abuja.
Dr. Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar, current Minister of Environment was moved to the Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development, while Engr. Abubakar D. Aliyu, Minister of State, Works & Housing was redeployed to Power.