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Buhari takes new month action sacks two Ministers

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On the new month’s action against reluctant weak cabinet members, President Mohammadu Buhari sent two ministers home, makes a quick replacement.

In a confirmation statement on Wednesday made available by the Special Adviser to the President, Femi Adesina noted that both ministers of Power and Agriculture, Saleh Mamman and Mohammed Sabo Nanono were sacked.

The decision was reached at the Federal Executive Council (FEC ) meeting earlier presided over by President Buhari.

The statement confirmed the redeployment of Mohammed Abubakar, the Minister of Environment to head the Ministry of Agriculture.

His counterpart, Abubakar Aliyu the  Minister of State for Works move to retain the Minister of Power’s office.

He assured that the exercise would sustain to help fill vacancies as prescribed in the constitution.

This is coming after the All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) through the secretary, Salisu Mukhtar, on Monday faulted the sacked Minister of Agriculture over neglect of key stakeholders at the just conclude Feed Nigeria Summit (FNS) in Abuja.

Mukhtar had decried holding the Submit without a National Agricultural Policy to replace the defunct Agricultural Promotion Policy (APP) launched in 2015 in the wake of the rainy season.

Further criticism highlights that Nanono snubbed major stakeholders who contributed immensely to the country’s food system value chains at the event including the National Agency for Food, Drug, Administration, and Control (NAFDAC), AFAN, National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC), and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Another notable bombardment was a leaked memo dated December 10, 2020, with Ref. No. FMA/PROC/AHS/SIP/2020/7742/1, signed by Musa Musa on behalf of the minister, said N30 million was approved for the construction of a mosque awarded to El-Shukhur Multi-Buz Nig. Ltd.

The mosque he said was for livestock farmers displaced by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State.

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