President Jonathan sacks Sports Minister

President Goodluck Jonathan has sacked the Youth and Sports Minister, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi today in a cabinet reshuffle.

A move many could consider to be ‘wrong and ill-timed’ given that the FIFA World Cup in Brazil is just three months away.

Dr Tamuno Danagogo is to take charge of the Ministry with immediate effect, as directed by the President. He is one of the eleven newly-sworn in ministers.

The Swearing-in Ceremony took place at the Council Chambers of the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja.

The new ministers with their portfolios are :-

Senator Musiliu Obanikoro – Minister of State for Defense

Mohammed Wakil -Minister of State for Power

Alhaji Abduljelili Adesiyan – Minister of Police Affairs

Ambassador Aminu Wali – Minister of Foreign Affairs

Lawrencia Laraba Mallam – Minister of Environment

Dr Tamuno Danagogo – Minister of Sports

Mrs Akon Eyakenyi – Minister of Land & Housing

Hajia Asabe Asmau Ahmed– Minister of State for Agriculture

Gen. Aliyu Gusau – Minister of Defense

Boni Haruna – Minister of Youth Development

Dr Khaliru Alhassan – Minister of State for Health

The President said new ministers will also be named next week.