Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, has described the dismissal of Saleh Mamman, Minister of Power; and Alhaji Sabo Nanono, the country’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development as necessary for livening the president’s team.
He said this during an interview on Channels Television on Thursday.
“When the President appointed the ministers, he gave each minister deliverables and timelines. The president reviewed their performances and decided to remove them because he wanted to consolidate for legacy performance,” he said.
Adesina also said that while the president did not fault his cabinet’s strength before relieving the ministers of their duties, there were loopholes in some ministries.
“The largest room in the world is the room of self-improvement. If you check, the ministers’ sectors were affected. We can always improve in whatever we do, but the president must achieve what he wants to achieve in the 20 months left. Maybe that was why he removed them, but that was by no means a red card, ” he said.
He also said the president redeployed some ministers because he had realised their versatility and decided to use them.
“Only the president can determine how these people will be selected. This is to show that national service is for God and the country. So you leave gladly when it is time to go. It is not a chieftaincy title, ” he said.