Presidential sources, have revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari, with the help of Acting President, Osinbajo, has concluded plans for a major cabinet shake-up.
The sources described the likely changes as ‘earth-shattering’, because a few of the President’s powerful Aides and prominent members of the administration, would be affected.
“In the next few weeks, we are entering the second half of this administration. I can tell you that a major cabinet reshuffle is on the way. Ministerial vacancies for Kogi and Gombe States would be filled, while there would also be an exchange of portfolios.
“Some junior Ministers, whose relationships with their senior counterparts are not smooth, would also be redeployed,” the source said.
It was learnt on Saturday, that besides filling vacancies in his cabinet, the President would redistribute some ministerial portfolios.
He may also divest the former Governor of Lagos State and current Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, of one of his portfolios.

However, independent findings revealed that those to be removed may include: the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari; the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal; and some Ministers, who have been adjudged as under-performing. A former Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, is expected to join the cabinet.
The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Godwin Emefiele, is likely to be affected by the changes.
Currently, two States, Kogi and Gombe, have no representatives in the Federal Executive Council.
Kogi State’s position became vacant following the death of a former Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Mr. James Ocholi, SAN, in a road accident, on March 6, 2016.
Also, the Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed, who hails from Gombe, left the Federal Executive Council last month, when she assumed duty as the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations.
Recall, that the President after his return on Friday, promised to rededicate himself to serve Nigerians.

When contacted, Buhari’s Spokesmen, Garba Shehu and Femi Adesina denied knowledge of the impending reshuffle.


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