- President Muhammadu Buhari presides over an emergency security council meeting and Swears-in new minister
- Portrait of New Minister of State for Works and Housing Mu'Azu Jaji Sambo in State House on 24th Dec 2021 was shared by Buhari Sallau, an aide to the president
- Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, SGF, Boss Mustapha, Ministers of Police Affairs, Justice, Defence, Interior and Foreign Affairs attended the meeting
Daily Nigerian reports that the event was held shortly before the opening of the meeting of the National Security Council in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Friday, December 24.
Legit.ng gathered that Sambo, who replaced former Minister of Power, Mamman Sale, from Taraba, was posted to the Ministry of Works and Housing as Minister of State, Works and Housing.
Those in attendance of the security meeting include Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, Ministers of Police Affairs, Justice, Defence, Interior and Foreign Affairs, Premium Times added.
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Others are service chiefs, the National Security Adviser to the President retired Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno; Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba; Director-General of the State Security Service, Yusuf Bichi as well as the Director-General, NIA, Abubakar Rufa’i.
An aide to the president, Buhari Sallau, shared photos of the event on his official Facebook page.
Minister of power tells Nigerians not to expect a magical electricity supply
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the minister of power, Abubakar Aliyu, on Monday, September 6, told Nigerians that he is not a magician as he is in the electricity sector to add value to what is being done.
It was reported that Aliyu who made the disclosure while resuming his official duties in Abuja, noted that citizens should not expect magic in the provision of adequate power supply.
The 55-year-old who is taking over from Mamman as the minister of power said he is not coming to perform magic in the sector.
Cabinet reshuffle: President Buhari hints at sacking more serving ministers
Earlier, amid relieving two ministers of their duties, President Muhammadu Buhari has hinted at the possible sack of more members of his cabinet.
Legit.ng gathered that the Nigerian leader made this known while announcing the sack of Mohammed Sabo Nanono minister of agriculture and rural development and Saleh Mamman, minister of power.
Recall that another presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, said Buhari made this resolve during the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House chamber.