Potential Cabinet Shake-Up: Tinubu Considering Redeploying Underperforming Ministers

Potential Cabinet Shake-Up: Tinubu Considering Redeploying Underperforming Ministers. President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is reportedly considering a cabinet reshuffle that could result in the redeployment of some ministers to different ministries due to perceived underperformance.

This move follows Tinubu’s earlier warning to dismiss non-performing ministers during the opening ceremony of a three-day cabinet retreat in November 2023.

To enhance ministerial performance and coordination across ministries, departments, and agencies, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu appointed Hadiza Bala Usman as a special adviser on policy coordination.

According to a source in the presidency, Tinubu may proceed with a cabinet reshuffle as he marks one year in office, with plans already in motion prior to his recent trip to the Netherlands and Saudi Arabia.

It is speculated that the Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, could be redeployed to another ministry due to perceived underperformance.

Adelabu’s tenure in the power sector has been marked by controversies, including his comment suggesting that Nigerians use freezers and air conditioning units due to low electricity tariffs, which garnered criticism and led Tinubu to threaten his dismissal.

The source disclosed that Tinubu instructed Adelabu to apologize to Nigerians for his statement justifying the tariff increase for Band A electricity users.

With Tinubu’s first year in office approaching, it is expected that the cabinet reshuffle will aim to improve ministerial effectiveness and address areas of concern within the government.

“He had concluded plans before he traveled on who and who to change and redeploy.

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The Power Minister, Adebayo Adelabu is topping the list of redeployment. He will be taken to another ministry because he underperformed,” The Whistler quoted a source as saying.

Additionally, the former governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, who serves as the Minister of State for Defence, may be affected by the planned redeployment.

This cabinet reshuffle is seen as a move by Tinubu to reinvigorate his administration and ensure that his ministers are meeting their responsibilities effectively.