Nigeria: Jonathan Sacks 9 Ministers including Education, but Keeps Diezani, Stella, Adoke Bello


Sept. 11, 2013


Ben Agande, Abuja.

President Goodluck Jonathan   Wednesday shocked members of the Federal Executive Council as he sacked nine members of the council.

The sacked ministers did not have any inkling of their impending sack as some of them attended the weekly federal executive council meeting Wednesda.

President Jonathan reportedly thanked the sacked ministers for their services to the nation and wished them well in their future endeavours.

Toping the list of Ministers sacked Wednesday was the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Olugbenga Ashiru, Minister of National Planning,  Dr. Shamshudeen Usman-  and Professor Ruquyatu Rufai, Minister of Education.

Others are Hajia Hadiza Mailafia (Environment), Ms. Ama Peppel (Housing), Minister of state for power Zainab Kuchi;
Minister of state for defence Erelu Olusula Obada, Minister of state for Agriculture  Buka Tijani as well as  Minister of science and tech- Professor Ita Bassey Ewah.

Sahara– Petroleum Minister Diezani Alison-Madueke, Aviation Minister Stella Oduah, and Justice Minister Adoke Bello are some of the most notoriously corrupt, but have retained their jobs

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