President Goodluck Jonathan has announced a minor cabinet reshuffle moving Minister of state for Niger Delta Affairs, to the Ministry of Power, while that of power moves to Niger Delta Affairs.
The president gave two major directives at the Federal Executive Council; the first is the swapping of positions between the two ministers.
He also directed that these two ministers should swap positions with effect from next week. In that regard Mr. Darius Dickson Ishaku now becomes the minister of state for Niger Delta Affairs and minister of state for Niger Delta Affairs, Hajia Zainab Kuchi becomes minister of state for Power.
President Jonathan further ordered that the council should not receive fresh memos concerning contracts from November 30th 2012.
The directives where made known to State House correspondents by Special Adviser to the president on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati after the council meeting.
He said that any step taken by the president in the power sector is geared towards strengthening the sector.
Wednesday, 31 October 2012