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Jonathan Sacks Sports Minister As 11 others Get Ministries

Sacked Sports Minister Bolaji Abdullahi

President Goodluck Jonathan has sacked the Sports Minister, Bolaji Abdullahi. Mr Abdulahi’s sack was announced just before the commencement of Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja.

He was absent at the meeting.

African Examiner gathered that the political rivalry between PDP and APC  in Kwara state may have caused Mr Abdullahi his job as he is believed to be a close supporter of Senator Bukola Saraki and Governor Ahmed, who recently dumped the PDP for APC.

Also at the meeting,  the president swore-in 11 new ministers recently confirmed by the senate and assigned them ministries.

They are:

Musiliu Obanikoro (Lagos), Minister of State Defence;

Mohammed Wakil (Borno), Minister of State Power;

Abduljelili Adesiyan (Osun), Minister of Police Affairs;

Aminu Wali (Kano), Minister of Foreign Affairs;

Akon Eyakenyi (Akwa Ibom), Minister of Land and Housing;

Lawrencia Laraba(Kaduna State), Minister of Environment;

Tamuno Danagogo (Rivers), Minister of Sports;

Asabe Asmau Ahmed (Niger), Minister of State Agriculture;

Aliyu Gusau (Zamfara), Minister of Defence;

Boni Haruna (Adamawa), Minister of Youth Development;

Khaliru Alhassan (Sokoto State), Minister of State, Health.





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