“A Former Governor Will Be Dropped”: Tinubu May Reshuffle Cabinet, Create New Ministry

“A Former Governor Will Be Dropped”: Tinubu May Reshuffle Cabinet, Create New Ministry

  • A major shake-up is about to hit the cabinet of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu a year after assuming office
  • Tinubu is expected to sack some non-performing ministers while he will also upgrade some from ministers of state to main ministers
  • According to sources, the shake-up will see President Tinubu create a new ministry for livestock development

Legit.ng journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5 years of experience covering metro and government policy

State House, Abuja - President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has reportedly concluded plans to reshuffle his cabinets and create a new ministry.

It was gathered that Tinubu would appoint new ministers, drop some and upgrade others.

Tinubu may reshuffle cabinet and create new ministry
The new ministry to be created will be for livestock development. Photo credit: Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
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As reported by Daily Trust, the new ministry to be created will be for livestock development.

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The goal of the ministry is to drive the administration’s livestock master plan.

The department is currently under the ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

A source said the new ministry was expected to take the lead in addressing the perennial farmer-herder clashes.

Another source said the new ministry is Tinubu’s idea of ranching as a solution to the problem.

The 36 state governments are expected to provide land for the federal government for the project.

Tinubu to appoint more ministers

The cabinet reshuffle will witness the appointment of state ministers for most or all the ministries that currently only have one minister.

The affected ministries are:

  • Arts, culture and creative economy
  • Foreign affairs
  • Special duties and inter-governmental affairs,
  • Communications, innovation and digital economy
  • Finance
  • Marine and blue economy
  • Solid minerals development
  • Tourism
  • Transportation
  • Industry, trade and investment
  • Innovation, science and technology
  • Works
  • Sports development
  • Women affairs.
  • Aviation and aerospace development
  • Power
  • Budget and economic planning
  • Information and national orientation
  • Justice
  • Niger Delta affairs.

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Upgrade and sack of some ministers

A source said some ministers of state had been chosen for an upgrade while some ministers would be sacked.

“I can confirm to you that a former governor is among the ministers that will be dropped in the cabinet shake-up. There is also a minister of state that has been pencilled for an upgrade.”

Tinubu vows to sack non-performing ministers

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that some ministers have landed into serious trouble as Tinubu vowed to hold his cabinet members accountable.

Tinubu vowed to sack ministers and other cabinet members who do not measure up to the performance.

Reacting, some Nigerians urged President Tinubu to sack the minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu and Bosun Tijani, minister of Communications.

Proofread by Kola Muhammed, journalist and copyeditor at Legit.ng

Source: Legit.ng

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Adekunle Dada (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Adekunle Dada is a journalist with over 5 years of working experience in the media. He has worked with PM News, The Sun and Within Nigeria before joining Legit.ng as a Politics/Current Affairs Editor. He holds a B.Sc. in Mass Communication from Lagos State University (LASU). He can be reached via adekunle.dada@corp.legit.ng.