JONTHAN DENIES ALLEGED PLANS TO SACK ALLISON-MADUEKE

Allison-Madueke, Petroleum Minister.

THE President Wednesday accused his opponents of waging a press war against him, even as he moved two ministers in a minor cabinet shake-up.

Minister of State (Finance), Remi Babalola and Special Duties Minister Navy Captain Caleb Olubolade were affected in the exercise.

Mrs Yabawa Wabi, who joined the cabinet Wednesday, succeeds Babalola at the Finance Ministry.

Two other new entrants -Mrs Salamatu Suleiman and Kenneth Gbagi – are Ministers of State (Foreign Affairs) and (Education).

At their swearing in before the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House, Abuja, the President lashed out at the media for what he called speculative reports about his planned removal of some ministers, among them the Petroleum Minister, Mrs Diezani Allison- Madueke.

“Nobody will know if I want to remove any minister,” Jonathan said, adding that the reports were not good for the country’s image as they were capable of deterring investors in the oil and gas sector.

Others sworn in are Special Adviser, Policy Monitoring and Performance Dan Adebiyi and two National Commissioners for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Ahmed Wali and Christopher Ehimoga.

Urging media to remain agents of development, the President said the redeployment of a minister was not an indictment.

He said: “What we read in the media convey a kind of sponsored press war; this is not helpful to the nation. If a minister is not to be removed and you continue to tell the world that the minister is to be removed, what you publish affects the ministry drastically as people who have one thing or the other to do with that ministry will become careful, they would want to wait for the day the minister will be removed which will not come.

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