President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday took one of the actions that many have been expecting from him for some time now. He fired a total of nine ministers from his cabinet. Those affected are:
Minister of State Defence, Olushola Obada, Minister of National Planning, Shamsudeen Usman, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Olugbenga Ashiru, Minister of Education, Prof Ruqayyatu Rufai. Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Ama Pepple.
Others are Minister of Science and Technology, Ita Okon Ekwa, Minister of Environment, Hadiza Mailafia, Minister of State Power, Zainab Kuchi, Minister of State Agriculture, Alhaji Bukar Tijani.
They have been ordered to hand over all federal government property in their possession, accordingly.
A source in Abuja told DAte360.net that some of the sacked ministers have links with the governors who are against President Jonathan’s 2015 ambition; directly or indirectly.