Tinubu to Sack Ministers, Appoint Replacements? Presidency Reacts

Jan 15, 2024 | Entertainment, News


  • The presidency has said a possible cabinet reshuffle by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu would have to wait until the ongoing investigation into the alleged fraud in the ministry of humanitarian affairs is completed
  • Legit.ng reports that the presidency said the Tinubu-led administration will not spare any individual found culpable of corruption
  • Special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, made this disclosure when he spoke on a national television programme

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FCT, Abuja The presidency has described reports of cabinet reshuffling by President Bola Tinubu as mere speculation.

Presidential spokesperson, Ajuri Ngelale, disclosed this when he spoke on a national television programme on Sunday evening, January 14, Vanguard reported.

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Cabinet reshuffle mere rumours: Presidency

Ngelale said a possible cabinet reshuffle by President Tinubu would have to wait until the ongoing investigations into the alleged fraud in the ministry of humanitarian affairs and poverty alleviation and its suspended social investment programmes have been concluded.

According to him, his principal will not spare any government official found culpable of misconduct, Arise TV also noted.

Recall that in the last few days, some media outlets had suggested a possible cabinet reshuffling. This is in the wake of the ministry of humanitarian Affairs saga.

Reacting, Ngelale said:

“At this point, it is in the realm of speculation. What is not in the realm of speculation, however, is that the President has ordered a thorough investigation. And wherever that investigation takes him, he will act accordingly.

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“I do think that the President would not make such a move until he has a clear idea of exactly what that investigation has unearthed.”

Why Tinubu shunned Kwankwaso, El Rufai for appointments

In a piece of related news, Legit.ng reported that the reason some northern politicians were not included in President Tinubu’s cabinet was disclosed by the Coalition of the Northern Youths Movement Initiative (CNYMI).

The coalition alleged a plot to weaken prominent politicians from the region ahead of the 2027 general election.

Tinubu vows to sack underperforming ministers

Legit.ng also reported that President Tinubu declared that ministers in his cabinet must maintain their performance and undergo periodic evaluations to retain their positions.

The Nigerian leader warned that those failing to meet their responsibilities and objectives would be removed from the cabinet.

Tinubu told to immediately suspend minister Tunji-Ojo

Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) asked President Tinubu to immediately “relieve” the minister of interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo of his duties.

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The PDP, in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Debo Ologunagba, called on Nigerian authorities to investigate and possibly prosecute Tunji-Ojo.

Source: Legit.ng





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