Opinion: How the sacking of 2 Ministers by President Buhari will affect other ministers

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The Nation Newspaper confirms that President Muhammadu Buhari has relieved two ministers of their duties today. According to the report, the sacked ministers are Saleh Mamman - Ministers of Power, and Alhaji Sabo Nanono - Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development.

The president has directed the Minister of Environment, Mohammed Mahmoud Abubakar to take over as the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, while Abubakar Aliyu, the Minister of State for Works, should take over as the Minister for Power.

(President Buhari. Credit: The Punch)

This minor cabinet reshuffling is coming as a surprise to Nigerians, many people would not have thought that Saleh Mamman will be sacked soon.

However, this action by the president has sent a warning to other ministers to sit up. The duration of President Buhari's administration is almost rounding up so he has to start checkmating the activities of members of his cabinet.

This sacking will make other sitting ministers sit up and this will help the administration to achieve its desired goals in the little time that is remaining.

Like the president has been quoted as saying that the rejigging of his cabinet is going to be a continuous thing, all the sitting ministers are going to sit up and carry out their duties effectively to avoid being sacked.

This is one way the sacking of the 2 ministers will affect other ministers, none of them is going to be lazy anymore.

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