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PMB sacks Agriculture, Power ministers


PMB sacks Agriculture, Power ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked  Ministers of Agriculture, Mohammed Sabo Nanono, and his Power counterpart, Saleh Mamman.

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, announced this on Wednesday to State House Correspondents.

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He said the Minister of Environment, Mohammed Abubakar has been redeployed to the Ministry of Agriculture while the Minister of State for Works, Abubakar Aliyu is to take over as Minister of Power.

He said the exercise will continue to fill vacancies as prescribed in the constitution.

On Monday All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) faulted the sacked Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for neglecting key stakeholders at the just conclude Feed Nigeria Summit (FNS) in Abuja.

The Assistant Publicity Secretary of AFAN, Salisu Mukhtar, in a statement had also criticised the Ministry for organising such an important event in the height of a rainy season without a National Agricultural Policy to replace the defunct Agricultural Promotion Policy (APP) launched in 2015.

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According to him, the Ministry excluded many key stakeholders in the country’s food system value chains, such as AFAN, National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC), National Agency for Food, Drug, Administration, and Control (NAFDAC), and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for its good work in the agriculture space at the event.

PMB sacks Agriculture, Power ministers

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