We have this report that says the Presidency has reached out to the Senate informing it of its intention to carry out a cabinet shake up that may affect no fewer than 10 ministers in the federal cabinet early next year.
An impeccable source disclosed that the presidency had decided to hint the Senate on the imminent sack of some ministers and their replacement with new nominees in the spirit of the recent agreement reached between the Senate leadership and the presidency.
However, the objective on the part of the presidency is to avert a volatile screening process.
According to the source other than the changes to the cabinet, it has become compelling for President BUHARI to fill the two existing vacancies created by the demise of Mr. JAMES OCHOLI, former Minister of State for Labour and Productivity, in March this year and the imminent exit of the Minister of Environment, Mrs. AMINA MOHAMMED, following her appointment as the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations.
JAMES OCHOLI, before his unfortunate demise in a car accident, represented Kogi State in the cabinet while Mrs. AMINA MOHAMMED represents Kaduna State.
A source close to the presidency, said the presidency was disturbed by the series of conflicts between it and the Senate in recent times, resulting in the rejection of various presidential requests.