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Buhari removes Keyamo as Niger Delta minister

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President Muhammadu Buhari has redeployed Minister of State, Niger Delta Affairs, Festus Keyamo to the Ministry of Labour and Employment as minister of state about one month after his assumption of office.

He will swap position with Tayo Alasoadura who is to move to Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs as Minister of State.

This redeployment, according to a statement by Willie Bassey, Director Information, Office of Secretary to the Government of the Federation, takes effect from today, Tuesday 24th September, 2019.

Although, no reasons have been given for the redeployment, Sources close to Presidency revealed that Keyamo has been finding it ” difficult” to work with the substantive Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio.

Before he was appointed into the Cabinet, Keyamo was the Counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, prosecuting Akpabio on corruption charges.

Both Ministers were seen few days after they were assigned portfolios at the Presidential Villa ostensibly, trying to work out their areas of responsibilities.

It was gathered that the President had no other choice but to separate them after several efforts to make them work together failed.


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