President Goodluck Jonathan has sacked nine ministers from his cabinet in the first major shake-up of his presidency.
The ministers of environment (Hadiza Mailafia), education (Ruqayyatu Rufa'i), foreign affairs (Olugbenga Ashiru) and national planning (Shamsudeen Usman) were removed from office in the reshuffle Wednesday.
Others are the lands and housing minister Ama Pepple, science and technology minister Ita Okon Ewa.
Ministers of state for power (Zainab Kuchi) agriculture (Buka Tijani) and defence were also removed.
The reshuffle comes long after the presidency instituted a Performance Contract Agreement for assessing government ministries.
The agreement made grounds for the presentation of performance reports of individual ministers and their ministries this year.