According to THISDAY, the presidency has reached out to the Senate, informing it of its intention to reshuffle the cabinet.
With some of the Ministers to be sacked, the presidency is trying to avoid another controversial screening process, especially with recent occurrences.
The cabinet shake-up is also necessary, as Buhari needs to fill two existing vacancies, created by former Minister of State for Labour and Productivity, James Ocholi’s death and the appointment of Minister of Environment, Mrs. Amina Mohammed as the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN).
The source also told the newspaper, that while some of the 10 Ministers will be dropped, others will swap portfolios.
“There is an understanding that in the new year, one of the key assignments the Senate will undertake, aside from the consideration of the 2017 budget, is the screening of new ministerial nominees who will
be replacing some of the ministers that will soon be asked to leave
the cabinet,” the source said.
Buhari is also prepared to carry out the changes, following the criticism that it had put round pegs in square holes.