JUST IN: President Tinubu To Reshuffle Cabinet, Five Ministers Likely To Be Dropped

JUST IN: President Tinubu To Reshuffle Cabinet, Five Ministers Likely To Be Dropped

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President Bola Tinubu is expected to implement a cabinet reshuffle any moment from now, sources with knowledge of the development told THEWILL Thursday.

The two independent sources told THEWILL that the President intends to rejig his cabinet, which he inaugurated in August because some of the appointees are “struggling in their portfolios and unprepared for the job”.

President Tinubu had in November warned cabinet members and other top appointees against under-performance during a Cabinet Retreat at the Conference Centre of the Presidential Villa, in Abuja.

“You will sign a bond with me, If you are performing, nothing to fear, if you miss the objective, if you don’t perform, you leave us,” Tinubu declared at the 3-day retreat.

While redefining the priority areas of his administration, President Tinubu had charged his Special Adviser on Policy Coordination, Hadiza Bala Usman, to reactivate the “Presidential Delivery Tracker”, to track and report the performances of his cabinet members.

THEWILL further gathered that the President could use the current corruption scandal presently linked to two ministers, that of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo and Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Betta Edu, to implement the changes.

While President Tinubu, on Monday, suspended Edu from office, Tunji-Ojo has also been linked to a firm, New Planet Projects Ltd, which received N438 million as “consultancy fees” related to the National Social Register contract, part of the controversial N3 billion contracts awarded by Edu.

Although THEWILL can not immediately confirm the ministers that will be fired from the cabinet, one of the sources said “As many as five could be dropped.”

A new minister is, however, expected to be named for the Ministry of Labour and Employment following the resignation of Simon Bako Lalong, a former Plateau State Governor, who resigned from the job to become the Senator representing Plateau South Senatorial District in the National Assembly

SOURCE: THE WILL

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