Nigeria

President sacks four ministers


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President Goodluck Jonathan has dismissed four of his ministers in an expected reshuffle of his ministerial team.

The most commented casualty was Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah, who had long been a close supporter and fund raiser for the president. However, she has been embroiled in a controversy over the purchase of two bullet proof cars for N225million which made her position increasingly untenable.

The other ministers to leave are Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godsday Orubebe, Minister of Police Affairs, Caleb Olubolade and Minister of State for Finance, Alhaji Yerima Ngama.

Information Minister, Labaran Maku, has announced that the following ministers will fill the vacant roles in a supervisory capacity:

Ms Olajumoke Akinjide; Supervising Minister of Police Affairs

Samuel Ortom; Minister of State for Trade and Investment to supervise as Minister of Aviation

Darius Ishaku; Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs will take over as Supervising Minister of the Niger Delta Ministry

Dr Ngozi Okonjo–Iweala; Minister of Finance will take over the portfolio of the Minister of State for Finance.

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