President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn-in new Minister of State for Works and Housing, Alhaji Mu’azu Sambo.
The brief event took place on Friday at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The Senate had on December 21 confirmed the nomination of Sambo as Minister-designate after he was screened thesame day
President Buhari had nominated Sambo as a ministerial nominee from Taraba State.
Sambo now replaces the former Minister of Power, Sale Mamman, who was relieved of his duty in September, along with Sabo Nanono, the former minister of Agriculture and Rural Development.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, had said the termination of their appointments followed after “subjecting our projects and programmes implementation to independent and critical self-review” through sector reporting during cabinet meetings and at retreats.
“These significant review steps have helped to identify and strengthen weak areas, close gaps, build cohesion and synergy in governance, manage the economy and improve the delivery of public good to Nigerians.
The Presidenrial Spokesman had added that this action had to be taken “to reinvigorate this cabinet in a manner that will deepen its capacity to consolidate legacy achievements.
President Buhari Swears-in Sambo as Minister