President Muhammadu Buhari explains why he reshuffled his cabinet on August 21, 2019.
Shauntv reported that Mohammed Sabo Nanono, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, and Sale Mamman, Minister of Power, had been fired.
Dr. Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar, Minister of Environment, and Abubakar D. Aliyu, Minister of State, Works & Housing, replaced them.
The president, through Femi Adesina, his media aide, explained that the changes were in line with a “tradition of subjecting our projects and programs to independent and critical reviews”.
“These major review steps have helped identify and strengthen weak areas, close gaps, build cohesion and synergy in governance, manage the economy, and improve the delivery of public goods to Nigerian citizens.”
“I commend the cabinet for demonstrating unparalleled resiliency that helped the government navigate the disruption of global systems and governance caused by COVID-19 shortly after inauguration.”. The traditional mode of conducting the weekly Federal Executive Council meetings was not spared.
As we know, change defines every human endeavor, and as this administration enters its critical phase in its second term, it is essential that the cabinet is reenergized in a way that will strengthen its ability to consolidate legacy accomplishments.”
Buhari is not known for rearranging his cabinet.
Between 2015 and 2019, the ministers who left the cabinet resigned on their own.
Kemi Adeosun, former Finance Minister, was involved in a certificate scandal, and Amina Mohammed, former Environment Minister, obtained a UN position.
During his second term, the president reappointed 12 ministers.