- Former minister of minister of agriculture and rural development, Mohammed Nanono is opening up following his exit
- Nanono and his counterpart from the ministry of power, Sale Mamman, were sacked on Wednesday, September 1
- According to the ex-minister, it was difficult heading the ministry, adding that he came in at a time when there were so many challenges
Abuja - Alh. Muhammad Sabo Nanono, the former minister of agriculture and rural development the sacked former minister agriculture and rural development, says it was not easy easy heading the ministry.
Daily Trust reports that he made the declaration a week after he was relieved of his duty as a minister by the president.
Nanono speaking during a formal handover to the new minister at a brief ceremony in Abuja, said he came in at to ministry a time when there were so many challenges associated with COVID-19 and others.
According to him, his private sector background contributed to the challenges he faced as the head of the ministry.
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“For me, it’s not been easy. Having a stint in the private sector, probably the way and manner you do things in the public sector, you will get some kind of clashes here and there. But overall, we came to understand each other.”
Nanono, according to Vanguard, revealed that he has since retired back to his farm and will like to link at any time with the Ministry as a farmer.
Photos shows last moments of Nanono in office before he was fired as agric minister
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that reactions trailed recent photos of the former minister of agriculture and rural development.
Wednesday, September 1, was the former minister's last day in office as he joined the weekly Federal Executive Meeting (FEC).
In a post shared on the federal ministry of agriculture and rural development's Facebook page, the minister appeared to be looking moody while attending the meeting virtually.
How President Buhari informed me about my sack, Former minister breaks silence
Meanwhile, amid speculations that former minister of power landed in hospital after he received the news of his sack, Sale Mamman finally set the record straight.
Mamman explaining his absence after he was dropped from the federal cabinet admitted that he had been ill, and was receiving treatment.
Mamman debunked the reports that he landed in the hospital. According to him, he was sick before the sack was announced. According to him, Buhari informed him of his decision to relieve him of his duties as a minister over the phone.