Nigerian governor dissolves cabinet, explains reason for his decision

Nigerian governor dissolves cabinet, explains reason for his decision

- All cabinet members who served under the administration of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state have been dropped

- Governor Akeredolu will constitute a fresh cabinet after his second-term inauguration

- There have been no clues about the prospective appointees that will serve on the next Akeredolu administration

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Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has announced the dissolution of his cabinet.

The governor made the announcement on Thursday, February 18, during the valedictory meeting of the state executive council meeting, PM News reported.

Nigerian governor dissolves cabinet, explains reason for his decision
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has commended his former cabinet members for their dedication. Photo: @RotimiAkeredolu
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Akeredolu disclosed that he was dissolving his cabinet ahead of his second-term inauguration scheduled for Wednesday, February 24.

According to The Sun, he thanked the officials who served on his cabinet for their service to Ondo state.

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Akeredolu said they had worked together as one and the interest of the state had remained paramount throughout their services to the state government.

In another news, Rotimi Akeredolu has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to openly condemn acts of violence by criminal herdsmen.

According to The Nation, Akeredolu made the statement on Monday, February 15, during an interview on Channels TV.

The Ondo governor asked security agencies to do their best in preventing criminality by erring herdsmen.

Akeredolu also knocked his Bauchi state counterpart, Senator Bala Mohammed, over his comments supporting herders carrying AK-47 for self defence against cattle rustlers and other threats.

In a report by Nigerian Tribune, the Ondo governor expressed disappointment over the Bauchi governor's statement describing Mohammed as an anarchist who is unfit for public office.

Speaking through his commissioner for information and orientation, Donald Ojogo, the governor said it was shocking and disappointing for the Bauchi governor to make such a statement as Nigeria’s constitution remains unchanged.

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Meanwhile, the federal government has been urged to create a separate agency for herdsmen.

According to the attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), the agency will help regulate activities of the herdsmen.

He disclosed this while delivering his address as a special guest of honour at the Peace, Unity, and Security Lecture Series at the ECOWAS main auditorium, Abuja on Tuesday, February 16.

Kess Ewubare is a senior political/current affairs correspondent at He has both a BSc and a Master’s degree in mass communication. He has over 10 years of experience in working in several fields of mass communication including radio, TV, newspaper, and online. For Kess, journalism is more than a career, it is a beautiful way of life.


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