The sacked ministers did not have any inkling of their impending sack as some of them attended the weekly FEC meeting, yesterday.
President Jonathan reportedly thanked the sacked ministers for their services to the nation and wished them well in their future endeavours.
The Ministers sacked yesterday were the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Olugbenga Ashiru; Minister of National Planning, Dr. Shamshudeen Usman, and Professor Ruqayyatu Rufa’i, Minister of Education.
Others are Hajia Hadiza Mailafia, Environment; Ms. Ama Peppel, Housing; Minister of State for Power, Zainab Kuchi; Minister of State for Defence, Erelu Olusula Obada; Minister of State for Agriculture, Buka Tijani; and Science and Technology, Professor Ita Ewa.
Minister of information, Mr. Labaran Maku, said the changes in the cabinet were due to the President’s commitment to deliver dividends of democracy to Nigerians by bringing in new hands and ideas into the system.
The minister said the changes had nothing to do with the current crisis in Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, adding that “cabinet changes over all the world was a normal thing in government.”