By Oladele Owodina
President Muhammadu Buhari has relieved two ministers of their appointments; a move unusual of the number one citizen since he assumed office six years ago.
The two cabinet members are the minister of power, Saleh Mamman; and the minister of agriculture and rural development, Sabo Nanono.
The termination of their appointment was announced in a statement by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesperson on Wednesday.
Their sack according to the president is part of a cabinet restructuring in which Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar, the minister of environment, will assume office as the minister of agriculture and rural development.
Abubakar Aliyu, the minister of state for works and housing, will take over as the minister of power.
“Although we all had a common vision, we frequently had heated debates in this room on the best way to achieve our goals.
“These differing views are what made the decisions we took all the more rational,” the president noted.
“It is this quality that made me retain my cabinet for the full term. Each of you in this room has a unique skill and strength.
“We are a reflection of Nigeria we aspire to achieve – a diverse but tolerant nation where no one is silenced and where every opinion should be heard and considered”.