President Jonathan Sacks Sports Minister, Swears-in 11 Others

Nigeria ‘s Sports minister Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi has been sacked by President Goodluck Jonathan.

Bolaji Abdullahi will be replaced by Dr. Tamuno Danagogo,who was one of the eleven newly appointed ministers by the President.

There is no clear indication why Abdullahi was relieved of his job as the sports minister,despite having shown good promises and delivering more than some of his predecessors.

The former minister is said to be in Poland where he is attending the World Athletics Championship.

He was only Tuesday summoned by the Federal House Committee on Sports to appear before them next week and make a presentation for their yearly budgetary allocation.

During his time, Abdullahi was responsible for settling the several brewing battles between the Nigeria Football Federation(NFF) and some warring parties that resulted in court cases.

Nigeria, President Goodluck Jonathan, Bolaji Abdullahi, Tamuno Danagogo

The president also swore-in 11 new ministers and assigned them ministries.

Those sworn-in include: Musiliu Obanikoro (Lagos), Minister of State Defence; Mohammed Wakil (Borno), Minister of State Power; Abduljelili Adesiyan (Osun), Minister of Police Affairs;

Aminu Wali (Kano), Minister of Foreign Affairs; Akon Eyakenyi (Akwa Ibom), Minister of Land and Housing; Lawrencia Laraba(Kaduna State), Minister of Environment;

Tamuno Danagogo (Rivers), Minister of Sports; Asabe Asmau Ahmed (Niger), Minister of State Agriculture;

Aliyu Gusau (Zamfara), Minister of Defence; Boni Haruna (Adamawa), Minister of Youth Development; and Khaliru Alhassan (Sokoto State), Minister of State, Health.

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