The Presidency has stated that the termination of the appointment of the Minister of Agriculture and the Minister of Power is sequel to the “tradition of subjecting our projects and programs implementation to independent and critical self-review.”
This was disclosed in a statement by the Presidency to the cabinet members during the Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday after reports that Mohammed Sabo Nanono, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, and Engr. Sale Mamman, Minister of Power were leaving the cabinet.
The statement revealed that Dr Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar, Minister of Environment, was redeployed to assume office as the Minister of Agriculture & Rural Development, while Engr. Abubakar D. Aliyu, Minister of State, Works & Housing will now be the Minister of Power.
They stated that 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.
“These significant review steps have helped to identify and strengthen weak areas, close gaps, build cohesion and synergy in governance, manage the economy and improve the delivery of public good to Nigerians,” the statement disclosed.
Buhari commended his cabinet for demonstrating unparalleled resilience that helped the government to navigate the disruption to global systems and governance occasioned by the emergence of COVID-19 shortly after inauguration.
“Change is the only factor that is constant in every human endeavour and as this administration approaches its critical phase in the second term, I have found it essential to reinvigorate this cabinet in a manner that will deepen its capacity to consolidate legacy achievements,” the President said, citing that he has met with the departing Ministers to thank them for their contributions to discussions in cabinet and the invaluable services rendered to the nation.