President Muhammadu Buhari has relieved the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mohammed Nanono, and his Power counterpart, Saleh Mamman of their appointments.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, who made the disclosure on Wednesday in Abuja after the Federal Executive Council meeting, also announced the redeployment of some other ministers.
As part of the cabinet restructuring, Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar, the minister of environment, is expected to assume office as the minister of agriculture and rural development while Abubakar Aliyu, the minister of state for works and housing, will take over as the minister of power.
Although It’s not clear why they have been removed but a statement from the presidency says Buhari took the decision after an “independent and critical self-review” of government programmes and policies.
It adds that such reviews help the administration “identify and strengthen weak areas, close gaps, build cohesion and synergy” in governance and in managing the economy.