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Yar’adua Drops 20 Ministers In Cabinet Reshuffle! by samir101ng(m): 10:55pm On Oct 29, 2008
Yar’Adua Drops 20 Ministers In Cabinet Reshuffle!

The Times of Nigeria
Wed Oct, 29 2008

The much awaited cabinet reshuffle by President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua got under way today with the announcement of the dropping of 20 ministers considered by the Presidency as unproductive.

In a statement released by the Presidency after a Federal Executive Council meeting, presidency spokesman Olusegun Adeniyi said, "The president thanked all the ministers and told them it was nice working with them,"

The statement continued:

“In furtherance of ongoing efforts to reposition and strengthen his Administration for enhanced effectiveness in service delivery, President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua on Wednesday October 29 relieved the following Ministers of their appointments:

1. Adamu Maina Waziri
2. Charles Ugwu
3. Ahmed Garba Bichi
4. Igwe Aja-Nwachukwu
5. Jerry Anthony Agada
6. Fatima Balaraba Ibrahim
7. Emmanuel Olatunde Odusina
8. Halima Tayo Alao
9. Aliyu Modibbo Umar
10. John James Akpanudoedehe
11. Tijani Yahaya Kaura
12. Ibrahim Dasuki Nakande
13. Alhaji Haruna Hassan
14. Sarafa Tunji Isola
15. Ahmed Mohammed Gusau
16. Felix Hyatt
17. John Okechukwu Emeka
18. Saudatu Usman Bungudu
19. Mohammed Sanusi Daggash
20. Abdulrahman Hassan Gimba

“At the conclusion of today’s meeting of the Federal Executive Council, President Yar’Adua thanked the outgoing ministers for their services to the nation since the inception of the present Administration and wished them well in their future endeavours.

“The President also directed that until new Ministers are confirmed by the Senate and sworn into office, Mr. Remi Babalola (Minister of State, Finance), will serve as Supervising Minister for the Federal Capital Territory Authority.

“Similarly, Mr. Demola Seriki (Minister of State, Agriculture and Water Resources) will serve as Supervising Minister for the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development while Dr. Aliyu Idi Hong (Minister of State, Culture and Tourism will serve as Supervising Minister for the Federal Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

“Alhaji Alhassan Bako Zaku (Minister of State, Science & Technology) is to act as Supervising Minister for the National Sports Commission; Elder Godsday Orubebe (Minister, Special Duties) will act as Supervising Minister/Vice Chairman, National Planning Commission and Mrs. Grace Ekpiwhre (Minister, Science & Technology) will oversee the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs.”

http://www.thetimesofnigeria.com/TON/Article.aspx?id=1137
Re: Yar’adua Drops 20 Ministers In Cabinet Reshuffle! by samir101ng(m): 11:00pm On Oct 29, 2008
What are your views and opinions of the sacked ministers. Was their any minister that you thought did exceptionally well and did not deserve to be dropped ? Personally, i think all the ministerial cabinet are a bunch of useless, scallywags. None of them have achieved any signinficant impact in their respective ministeries or that affects the life of the ordinary nigerian citizen. Good riddance to filthy garbage.
Re: Yar’adua Drops 20 Ministers In Cabinet Reshuffle! by maxell(f): 11:30pm On Oct 29, 2008
let's wait and see the caliber of Yar'adua's replacements


Pres. Yar'Adua drops 20 Ministers in Cabinet Shake-up

Twenty ministers lost their job on Wednesday, in an exercise which President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua says is an effort towards “repositioning and strengthening his administration”.

Among the twenty ministers dropped are those of Education, Dr. Igwe Aja Nwachukwu, Federal Capital Territory Alhaji Aliyu Modibbo Umar and Planning Minister, Mohammed Sanusi Daggash.

Others are Commerce and Industry Minister Charles Ugwu, Minister of State for Energy Fatima Ibrahim, Minister of State for Aviation, Mr. Felix Hyatt and Minister of Environment, House and Urban Development, Mrs. Halima Tayo Alao.

Also relieved of their appointments are; John James Akpanudoedehe, Tijani Yahaya Kaura, Ibrahim Dasuki Nakande, Haruna Hassan, Sarafa Tunji Isola, and Ahmed Mohammed Gusau, Alhaji Adamu Maina Waziri,
Ahmed Garba Bichi, Jerry Anthony Agada, Emmanuel Olatunde Odusina.

Also relieved of their appointments are John Okechukwu Emeka,Saudatu Usman Bungudu,and Abdulrahman Hassan Gimba.

In a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Segun Adeniyi, said at the end of the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council, that President Yar’Adua thanked the outgoing ministers for their services to the nation since the inception of the present administration.

He also wished them well in their future endeavours.

The President directed that until new ministers are confirmed by Senate and sworn into office, Mr. Remi Babalola (Minister of State, Finance) will serve as supervisory minister to the FCT, Abuja.

Mr. Demola Seriki (Minister of State, Agriculture and Water Resources) will serve as supervising minister for Mines and Steel Developments, while Dr. Aliyu Idi Hong (Minister of State, Culture and Tourism), will serve as supervising minister for the Federal Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

The President also directed that Alhaji Alhassan Bako Zaku (Minister of State, Science & Technology) is to act as supervising minister for the National Sports Commission, while Elder Godsday Orubebe (Minister, Special Duties) will act as supervising minister/vice chairman, National Planning Commission.

Also Alhaji Alhasan Bako Zaki is to act as supervising minister for the National Sports Commission.

Mrs. Grace Ekpiwhre (Minister, Science & Technology) will oversee the Federal ministry of Women Affairs.
Re: Yar’adua Drops 20 Ministers In Cabinet Reshuffle! by diggler(m): 9:17am On Oct 30, 2008
The Musical Chairs of Chop make I Chop Continues.

The aforementioned 20 have been deemed to have consumed enough to either satisfy them for now, or provide them with base for their further political aspirations.

Another 20, maybe more if u add Niger Delta, will come in to continue the jamboree.

Long Live Nigeria
Re: Yar’adua Drops 20 Ministers In Cabinet Reshuffle! by subice(m): 9:38am On Oct 30, 2008
Interesting. I certainly am glad to see the back of Aja Nwachukwu, who has been absolutely clueless in the face of the ever deteriorating educational system. Likewise for Ibrahim in the Energy ministry, it's incredible she got that job in the first place and her performance was hogwash. I see that Alison has not been dropped, hope she's moved away from the transport ministry where she has not matched her words with action.
However, the whole exercise would be futile if they are not replaced with competent, visionary and proactive people who have good and relevant knowledge about their porfolios. Full judgement is reserved until I see who comes in but it can't get any worse than the last bunch, can it?
Re: Yar’adua Drops 20 Ministers In Cabinet Reshuffle! by PlusC: 9:48am On Oct 30, 2008
I think its a step in d right direction, most of these ministers were no match for their ministries.
Well, lets hope for the best while we await their replacements.
lipsrsealed
Re: Yar’adua Drops 20 Ministers In Cabinet Reshuffle! by aladesuyi(m): 9:59am On Oct 30, 2008
What direction is right in this PDP government?, right from day one its either them or no one else.I Just pray that they are right this time around
Re: Yar’adua Drops 20 Ministers In Cabinet Reshuffle! by citizenY(m): 10:10am On Oct 30, 2008
I am surprised people like Ojo ( the only Ojo east of the Niger) Maduke is retained.
Very clueless,colorless foreign minister. Ditto for the beautiful lady who has been been overwhelmed at the transportation ministry. For the others, we wait and see. Maybe Umaru should consider the Ezeoke clan !!!!!! grin grin grin tis ime around since mediocrity is the name of the game. For the ones from ma side those flushed out were just transitionary elements. Their highest qualification is that they are their godfathers' sons. Period
Re: Yar’adua Drops 20 Ministers In Cabinet Reshuffle! by ehie(f): 10:13am On Oct 30, 2008
they were all dull,lacked initiative and hindsight,good riddance,i dont know why Ojo Madukewe is still parading himself,like play like play he fit become presido in naija oh!
Re: Yar’adua Drops 20 Ministers In Cabinet Reshuffle! by Nobody: 10:59am On Oct 30, 2008
Stop the noise making guys.

The ministers didnt perform simply because yaradua and the secret cabal wont allow them to. Or would somebody tell me why maduekwe is still there, did he perform? NO, he's part of the cabal.
As for the dropped ministers; its clear they were not appointed in the first place to work but to have their share (quota system), they've had it now and its time to go and erect mansions in their various villages.

Any person can do the job of a minister if the president wants him to.

Think dumb nigerians. cool
Re: Yar’adua Drops 20 Ministers In Cabinet Reshuffle! by Seun(m): 11:22am On Oct 30, 2008
Yar’Adua Sacks 20 Ministers

There was no inkling that something like that was in the offing yesterday: the list of ministers to be dropped from President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua’s cabinet, which Nigerians had waited for in the past five months.

But when the list eventually came around 7.30 pm, it was shock and surprise galore.

Twenty ministers were dropped from the cabinet.

Among them were Minister and Deputy Chairman, National Planning Commis-sion, Senator Mohammed Sanusi Daggash, and Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Alhaji Aliyu Modibbo Umar, both of whom were believed to be in the President’s kitchen cabinet.

A statement issued last night by Presidential Spokesman Olusegun Adeniyi said the ministers were relieved of their posts in furtherance of the ongoing efforts to reposition and strengthen the present administration for enhanced effectiveness in service delivery.

President Yar’Adua had restructured the federal ministries in September, de-merging some ministries earlier merged under erstwhile President Olusegun Obasanjo and creating a new Ministry of Niger Delta. Under the restructuring, there is now a total of 28 ministries to be manned by 42 ministers.

Among those dropped in yesterday’s cabinet reshuffle were Adamu Maina Waziri - Minister of State Agriculture; Charles Ugwu - Commerce & Industry; Ahmed Garba Bichi - Minister of State Commerce & Industry; Igwe Aja-Nwachuku - Minister of Education; Jerry Anthony Agada - Minister of State Education 1; Fatima Balaraba Ibrahim; Minister of State Power; Emmanuel Olatunde Odusina - Minister of State Gas; Halima Tayo Alao – Minister of Environment and Housing, and John James Akpanudoedehe – Minister of State Federal Capital Territory.

Others dropped were: Tijani Yahaya Kaura - Minister of State 1 Foreign Affairs; Ibrahim Dasuki Nakande – Minister of State for Information & Communication; Alhaji Haruna Hassan – Minister of State Interior; Sarafa Tunji Isola – Minister of Mines and Steel Development; Ahmed Mohammed Gusau - Minister of State Mines and Steel Development; Felix Hyatt – Minister of State Transportation (Aviation); John Okechukwu Emeka - Minister of State Transportation 2; Saudatu Usman Bungudu – Minister of Women Affairs, and Abdulrahman Hassan Gimba - M/Chairman National Sports Commission (NSC).
THISDAY learnt some of the ministers were dropped for non-performance or poor performance, while others were axed for alleged in-fighting, which former ministers of FCT, Environment and Water Resources were said to be pronounced in.

Adeniyi said the President also directed that until new Ministers are confirmed by the Senate and sworn into office, Mr. Remi Babalola (Minister of State, Finance), would serve as Supervising Minister for FCT.

Similarly, the Minister of State, Agriculture and Water Resources, Mr. Demola Seriki, would serve as Supervising Minister for the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, while Dr. Aliyu Idi Hong (Minister of State, Culture and Tourism) will serve as Supervising Minister for the Federal Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

Alhaji Alhassan Bako Zaku (Minister of State, Science & Technology) is to act as Supervising Minister for the NSC; Elder Godsday Orubebe (Minister, Special Duties) will act as Supervising Minister/Vice Chairman, National Planning Commission and Mrs. Grace Ekpiwhre (Minister, Science & Technology) will oversee the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs.”

Yesterday’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting started an hour and a half behind the scheduled time of 10.am.
Oblivious of what was coming, most of the ministers were their usual self, throwing banters and discussing in groups about their various ministries and the decision to host the U-17 World Cup next year.

Five months after alerting the nation of impending cabinet reshuffle, inside sources confirmed to THISDAY that President Yar’Adua hinted the ministers that yesterday’s FEC meeting was likely to be the last for some of them.

He thanked them for their contributions to national development and asked them to watch out for those who have been retained and those who have been dropped later on the NTA network news.

The source further confirmed that those who are retained collected their letters of reappointment after their meeting before leaving the Presidential Villa.
At about 4.10 pm, President Yar’Adua took a valedictory photograph with the ministers.

But the three ministers in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs namely Chief Ojo Madueke, Tijani Yahaya Kaura, Ambassador Bagudu M. Hirse and Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Michael Kaase Aondoakaa (SAN), who are said to be away for official assignments outside the country as well as Transportation Minister, Mrs. Diezani K. Alison Madueke, who was earlier in the meeting but had to leave for medical check-up were not part of the photo session.

Incidentally, the five of them were among those retained.

The taking of the photograph with the ministers preceded President Yar’Adua’s announcement of ministers to be dropped.

Daggash can be said to be a good actor as he came out of the meeting bubbling with life, shaking hands and generally joking with journalists.

When some reporters tried to approach him on the matter, he said rhetorically: “You think I have been sacked?”

At the end of the meeting, some of the ministers tried with little success to hide their emotions as they filed out to take the photograph with President Yar’Adua at the unusual photo session, which was the fist indication that the months of suspense over the cabinet reshuffle had ended.

Some ministers were seen expressing relief that the suspense was finally over confirming that the President’s delay in effecting the cabinet reshuffle had affected the pace of work at the various ministries.

One of the former ministers said the suspense was too much and was capable of causing hypertension.

It was easy to tell those who will not be returning as they had what seemed like forced smiles on their faces.

They walked briskly out of the villa after the photograph session, while others returning were seen backslapping each other and shaking hands.

http://www.thisdayonline.com/nview.php?id=126686
Re: Yar’adua Drops 20 Ministers In Cabinet Reshuffle! by Jarus(m): 11:37am On Oct 30, 2008
I'm particulary surprised at the dropping of Modibbo (FCT) and Daggash. I had thought they were the most powerful ministers in this regime and will escape the shake-up, but it appears Yar'Adua doesn't send anybody
Re: Yar’adua Drops 20 Ministers In Cabinet Reshuffle! by dayotee2(m): 11:42am On Oct 30, 2008
Yar’Adua Sacks 20 Ministers
Pres. Yar'Adua drops 20 Ministers in Cabinet Shake-up

I cant help but laugh seeing the headlines today. So it took Mr. president over a year to see that 20 ministers are not performing, grin grin grin grin grin grin

So 20 gone, ojo REMAINs , he has been in government since the days of ABACHA and he is still working, bet he must be very CREATIVE and ACTIVE  grin grin grin grin grin

why was Fatima Balaraba Ibrahim (power and steal) appointed in the first place? she knows ABSOLUTELY nothing about power.

I am shocked Daggash is gone, our rumored CBN governor grin grin grin grin

So who will sack the oga patapata ("the president"wink who has equally not performed?

what is the critarial this government used in choosing the cabinet members in the first place?

I cant wait to see the new cabinet member, I bet i will come back here and LAUGH again.
Re: Yar’adua Drops 20 Ministers In Cabinet Reshuffle! by CHRISFER: 11:48am On Oct 30, 2008
oleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
ebami kigbe ole
ole ole
ole
ole
WHAT ABOUT THE MINISTER OF TRANSPORT.
ONE DAY BUSH MEAT WILL CATCH THE HAUNTER.
I AM THE PRESIDENT OF MY OWN NIGERIA
AND I HAVE MY OWN MINISTER.

ONE DAY THE RIVER WILL OVER FLOW
AND YOU HAVE NO WHERE TO RUN TO.
Re: Yar’adua Drops 20 Ministers In Cabinet Reshuffle! by spikedcylinder: 11:48am On Oct 30, 2008
Ope o!

My uncle is on the new list. Maga don pay!!! grin grin grin grin
Re: Yar’adua Drops 20 Ministers In Cabinet Reshuffle! by Ibime(m): 11:50am On Oct 30, 2008
Good job by Yara.

Ministers must learn that they can be fired for underperforming.
Re: Yar’adua Drops 20 Ministers In Cabinet Reshuffle! by otokx(m): 11:51am On Oct 30, 2008
For how long will we continue wandering in the wilderness?
Re: Yar’adua Drops 20 Ministers In Cabinet Reshuffle! by hollandis(f): 11:52am On Oct 30, 2008
he should sack himself too
Re: Yar’adua Drops 20 Ministers In Cabinet Reshuffle! by tulk2mi: 12:17pm On Oct 30, 2008
20 MINISTERS SACKED!
singing
oga chop i chop
make we no dey chop alone ooo


* Now thinking*
which day my name sef go enter dat book
i go over perform so tay dem go make me minister 4 life like em, em, OJO MADUEKE
Re: Yar’adua Drops 20 Ministers In Cabinet Reshuffle! by c33b33(m): 12:22pm On Oct 30, 2008
Hmm, Aja Nwachukwu!a very good riddance to bad rubbish!but is Maddibo of FCT not trying?Hope Yar'adua won't employ just to satisfy party chieftain.WE ARE WATCHING cool
Re: Yar’adua Drops 20 Ministers In Cabinet Reshuffle! by webman(m): 12:25pm On Oct 30, 2008
That mumu arrowhead no sabi rule jo na hin wife seat for power sef
Re: Yar’adua Drops 20 Ministers In Cabinet Reshuffle! by sabro(m): 12:33pm On Oct 30, 2008
Some may say the sacking of 20 ministers was as a result of non-performance. I agree. But to me it goes beyond performance. In Nigeria brand of politics, appointment of ministers is seemingly carried out for political compensation. After the tenure of the yet to be announced ministers which I bet will last for not more than 24 months or thereabout, another set of ministers would literally be on the queue to end this first term with the president. If God permits, another set of ministers will resume at the onset of the second term of this administration. On and on it goes. Chop I chop kind of style you may say.

Dear Nairalanders, if yours sincerely was assisted by all in the house to clinch a particular position, don't you think I will be compensating all in a turn-by-turn manner before my tenure elapse? What is your opinion? It goes beyond performance. Don't forget PDP is involved.
Re: Yar’adua Drops 20 Ministers In Cabinet Reshuffle! by Nobody: 12:44pm On Oct 30, 2008
sabro:

Some may say the sacking of 20 ministers was as a result of non-performance. I agree. But to me it goes beyond performance. In Nigeria brand of politics, appointment of ministers is seemingly carried out for political compensation. After the tenure of the yet to be announced ministers which I bet will last for not more than 24 months or thereabout, another set of ministers would literally be on the queue to end this first term with the president. If God permits, another set of ministers will resume at the onset of the second term of this administration. On and on it goes. Chop I chop kind of style you may say.

Majority of nigerians are just plain dumb; its a pity they will never get your point. tongue
Re: Yar’adua Drops 20 Ministers In Cabinet Reshuffle! by lafile(m): 12:46pm On Oct 30, 2008
Pssssssssssst! (Thats a Hiss, by the way). See pot sacking kettle because its black. Its only when the president and his executive council sacks themselves that I will know we have a remote possibility of moving forward.
Re: Yar’adua Drops 20 Ministers In Cabinet Reshuffle! by c33b33(m): 12:47pm On Oct 30, 2008
webman:

That mumu arrowhead no sabi rule jo na hin wife seat for power sef
[b]How you take know?is that your contribution to the thread? shocked
sabro:

Some may say the sacking of 20 ministers was as a result of non-performance. I agree. But to me it goes beyond performance. In Nigeria brand of politics, appointment of ministers is seemingly carried out for political compensation. After the tenure of the yet to be announced ministers which I bet will last for not more than 24 months or thereabout, another set of ministers would literally be on the queue to end this first term with the president. If God permits, another set of ministers will resume at the onset of the second term of this administration. On and on it goes. Chop I chop kind of style you may say.

Dear Nairalanders, if yours sincerely was assisted by all in the house to clinch a particular position, don't you think I will be compensating all in a turn-by-turn manner before my tenure elapse? What is your opinion? It goes beyond performance. Don't forget PDP is involved.
[/b]that is chop i chop syndrome, its not only in naija now,it's part of politics,it becomes bad when you over do it cool
Re: Yar’adua Drops 20 Ministers In Cabinet Reshuffle! by LitenCee(m): 12:56pm On Oct 30, 2008
hollandis:

he should sack himself too

ha hah grin grin aha ha hha grin grin haa grin grin grin , ooo boy eee grin grin grin
Re: Yar’adua Drops 20 Ministers In Cabinet Reshuffle! by MrCrackles(m): 12:57pm On Oct 30, 2008
Yes i think he should fire himself too!!! grin
Re: Yar’adua Drops 20 Ministers In Cabinet Reshuffle! by princesa(f): 12:59pm On Oct 30, 2008
it's their life, let them live it undecided
Re: Yar’adua Drops 20 Ministers In Cabinet Reshuffle! by c33b33(m): 1:04pm On Oct 30, 2008
princesa:

it's their life, let them live it undecided
they are in control of our economy which may be our life link grin
Re: Yar’adua Drops 20 Ministers In Cabinet Reshuffle! by princesa(f): 1:15pm On Oct 30, 2008
definetly not mine, call me whatever, cool i dnt think it affects me undecided wink
Re: Yar’adua Drops 20 Ministers In Cabinet Reshuffle! by dayotee2(m): 1:28pm On Oct 30, 2008
princesa:

it's their life, let them live it undecided
princesa:

definetly not mine, call me whatever, cool i dnt think it affects me undecided wink

When I read comments like this I only hear one shouting " ATTENTION PLS SEE ME, AM HERE!!!!!!", if not so, what is the point in this post? what r u message r u trying to pass across?

Common princessa , even if you don't leave in Nigeria, you must have been hearing that nothing is happening in the country with respect to development. And you claim it doesnt affect you , BIG LIE , even if u r ghost it will affect you cos there will be lesser souls to hunt due to high death rate and hunger.
Re: Yar’adua Drops 20 Ministers In Cabinet Reshuffle! by princesa(f): 1:53pm On Oct 30, 2008
excuse Mr. man angry

am not trying to get any attention, i just said what i thought and you and c33 whatever is coming at me

now tell me since your opinion have been aired on whateva topic on govt. and the way they affect us have been made, how many of your contributions has gotten to their damned ears, how many programs have they made to alleviate the suffering of the masses or you think it is fun shouting echoes lost to the wind

people befor us  continually shouted and suggested ways to solve our problem, nothing was made or done
now in our time we keep shouting and commenting to the winds with nothing obviously done and this trend is sure to go on and on and on

so what is my gain in commenting then?
i dnt waste my strenght in writing silly comments sad

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