Buhari to reshuffle his cabinet in January; Magu, ministers to go


President Muhammadu Buhari is going to shock a lot of Nigerians with his latest move which will see to the reshuffle of his cabinet while Asiwaju Bola Tinubu will also be pacified, Daily Sun reports.

A top source in government who spoke on the condition of anonymity said before the end of the first quarter in 2017, some his associates tainted with corruption allegations may be relieved of their duties.

Buhari to shake-up cabinet in 2017

Buhari to shake-up cabinet in 2017

The top official said: “Buhari will shock Nigerians who think he cannot act on graft allegations against some of his appointees. He is only being fair since some of them are being investigated on those allegations and reports are being awaited…But, the President will drop some next year; that’s for sure.”

The president is also expected not to re-present Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to the Senate following his rejection.

His possible replacement is a former deputy inspector general of police who was in charge of Operations (B) Department

Another source revealed that that there would be a shake in the All Progressives Congress which would be geared towards bettering the relationship between the president and Tinubu.

Mr Femi Adeshina who is the spokesperson to the president however denied knowledge of any shake-up.

“If any cabinet reshuffle is to be carried out, it will be made public.”

The source however insisted that the cabinet shake-up will affect Ondo, Kogi and Lagos and Tinubu’s loyalists would be appointed.

“It was part of the plans designed by the President to pacify Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu so that the chances of the President in winning the election in 2019 will be high.

“Baba (Buhari) knows Tinubu is an asset and he cannot toy with him politically especially now that 2019 is running nearer.”