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President Tinubu set to reshuffle cabinet, create new ministry after one year in office

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has reportedly concluded plans for a shake-up of his cabinet soon. The shake-up will include the appointment of new ministers and the creation of a new ministry.

Daily Trust reports that the new ministry will be for livestock development, a department hitherto under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, to drive the administration’s livestock master plan.

A source said the new ministry was expected to take the lead in addressing the perennial farmer-herder clashes that had continued to have a debilitating impact on the country’s food security, as well as led to the loss of thousands of lives and property.

There are also reports that the president decided to create the new ministry to drive his idea of ranching as a solution to the problem, which he said would see state governments provide lands for the federal government for the project.

Aside from the creation of the new ministry, the cabinet reshuffle would see to the appointment of state ministers for most or all the ministries that currently only had one minister.

“I can confirm to you that a former governor is among the ministers that will be dropped in the cabinet shake-up. There is also a minister of state that has been pencilled for an upgrade,” a source said.

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