Nigerian president sacks nine cabinet ministers
11 September 2013, 19:17
Abuja - Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan sacked nine ministers in his first major cabinet reshuffle since winning an election more than two years ago, a presidency spokesman said on Wednesday.
The ministers of foreign affairs, education, science and technology, housing and urban development, national planning, and environment have been removed. The ministers of state - the junior minister for each office - for power, agriculture and defense have also been sacked.
"They will be replaced but not immediately," a spokesman told reporters, without giving further details.