Prominent Appointees Buhari Sacked
The announcement must have served as a timely reminder to the populace that their government is being run by a former military commander who is accustomed to taking swift action.
Top federal government officials that lost their posts under President Buhari are listed below:
1. Idachaba, Armstrong Armstrong Idachaba was fired as the National Broadcasting Commission’s director general by President Buhari in June 2021. (NBC).
Idachaba was succeeded by seasoned broadcaster Balarabe Ilelah.
2. Academician Sani Mashi President Buhari fired Professor Sani Mashi from his position as the head of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency in March 2021. (NIMET). Mashi was succeeded by Professor Bako Mansur Matazu, whose contract was set to end in January 2022.
Col. Milland Dixon Dikio
3. (retired) In September 2022, President Buhari fired Colonel Milland Dixon Dikio (retired) from his position as the Amnesty Office’s director. Dikio was succeeded as the Interim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Program by retired Major General Barry Ndiomu (PAP). Effiong Okon Akwa
4. With immediate effect beginning on Thursday, October 20, President Buhari dismissed Effiong Okon Akwa, the lone administrator of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). Akwa’s dismissal was made public in a statement issued by Patricia Doritshe, the ministry’s director of press.
5. President Buhari dismissed Basheer Mohammed from his position as the head of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. (NAPTIP). Fatima Waziri-Azi was promptly named the new DG of the organization by the president. The president’s action was not justified in any way. Sabo Nanono
6. On September 1, 2021, Sabo Nanono was fired from his position as minister of agriculture and rural development.
There were rumors that Mamman and Nanono’s dismissals were the result of poor performance. The administration, however, refuted this, asserting that President Buhari made the measure in an effort to spur revitalization during his final term. Saleh Mamman
7. 2019 saw President Buhari re-elected for a second term, and soon after, Saleh Mamman was chosen to be the minister of electricity. The news of his dismissal was made public on September 1, 2021.
8. Mohammed Fadah, an ex-DG of NYSC
Mohammed Fadah’s immediate dismissal from his position as director general of the National Youth Service Corps was authorized by Buhari (NYSC). On November 17, the president made a choice that was accompanied by worries about “incompetence.” According to reports, Fadah was instructed to turn over to the top NYSC officer.