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Just in: President Buhari to reshuffle cabinet after outcry

Just in: President Buhari to reshuffle cabinet after outcry

President Buhari and his ministers.

President Muhammadu Buhari has begun to fish for replacements for under-performing and ‘unknown’ ministers in his cabinet, Sahara Reporters writes. It reports that the move follows outcry that has trailed the performances of his ministers in the last one year.

Quoting unnamed sources, Sahara Reporters reports that President Buhari’s decision is based on not just public uproar but also the first lady Aisha’s fierce condemnation and the complaints of members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

This development comes just days after the controversy that trailed an interview granted by Aisha to the BBC Hausa Service in which she claimed that unknown people have taken over her husband’s cabinet.

While the President did reply his wife in the most unusual manner, it however gave him some concern over where his government is headed and he has now decided to weed out ‘useless’ elements from his kitchen cabinet.

While there are yet to be names mentioned for those to leave the cabinet, expected to be high on the least are ministers who have been embroiled in scandals and those who are consistently under-performing.

We recall that President Buhari was accused by a veteran northern politician Junaid Mohammed of turning the government into a family business.

It however remains to be seen if the President would correct this assertion as well.

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