By Uche Amunike
President Muhammadu Buhari has terminated the appointments of two ministers from his cabinet.
They are the Ministers of Agriculture, Muhammed Sabo Nanono and Minister of Power, Mamman Saleh.
This was disclosed, Wednesday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.
According to Adesina, the ministers have been replaced with the Ministers of Environment, Mohammed Mahmoud Abubakar and State, Works and Housing, Abubakar Aliyu.
President Buhari said the changes were sequel to what he termed, ‘the tradition of subjecting our projects and programs implementation to independence and critical self-review’ through sector reporting at retreats and during cabinet meetings.
He maintained that such significant review steps have gone a long way to help in identifying and strengthening week areas close gaps, manage the economy, build cohesion and synergy in governance and also the improvement of delivery of public good to Nigerians.
The sack of the two ministers came two years and a few days after their inauguration by Buhari in 2019 alongside 41 of their colleagues.
Mr Nanono hails from Kano State while Mamman is Taraba state born.
Mamman’s reign as minister made little or no impact in the power sector as the power situation in the country did not improve in any way.
They are the first set of ministers to be sacked by the President since his government came into power in 2015.
On the other hand, the Chief Executive/Registrar of the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, TRCN, Professor Segun Adekoya has been reappointed for another 5 years by President Buhari.
His appointment letter was released through the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Education, Architect Sunday Echono.
Ajiboye, in appreciation, thanked the president for reposing so much confidence in him while promising to continue to reposition the teaching profession to global standards.
He promised to improve the welfare of teachers in Nigeria while deepening the deployment of technology in teaching, adding that he would pursue teachers’ welfare and technology in the teaching profession vigorously in the next 5 years.
While giving his word on deepening professionalism in the teaching profession he also promised to ensure that Nigerian teachers ranked among the best in the world.
He posited that the President, by his re-appointment, has thrown him another challenge to translate vision to action and promised not to rest on his oars in seeing that he takes the TLC into greater heights.
He assured that no efforts will be spared to ensure full implementation of approvals made by president Buhari for the welfare of Nigerian teachers, saying that the Nigerian Union of Teachers had great expectations of him.
He maintained that the Nigerian teacher does not find life easy with the COVID-19 pandemic but with technology, teaching will be made easy.
He said that most teachers leave the teaching profession when they get better offers because of their lack of welfare but when their welfare is taken care of they will not leave and promised to ensure that with what the present has approved, 65 years is now being implemented.