Nigeria: Shake-Up in Buhari's Cabinet, Two Ministers Sacked

President Muhammadu Buhari.
1 September 2021

President Muhammadu Buhari has fired the Ministers of Agriculture, Mohammed Sabo Nanono, and Mamman Saleh, his power counterpart.

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, announced this at a briefing in the Presidential Villa on Wednesday.

He said the duo have been replaced with the Ministers of Environment, Mohammed Mahmoud Abubakar, and Minister of State, Works and Housing, Abubakar Aliyu.

The President said the changes were sequel to the "tradition of subjecting our projects and programs implementation to independent and critical self-review" through sector reporting during Cabinet meetings and at retreats.

Saleh hails from Taraba State while Nanono is from Kano State.

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