Sacked defence minister to handover today

Sacked defence minister to handover today

Former Defence Minister Bello Haliru Mohammed will today handover the ministry to the Minister of State for Defence, Erelu Olusola Obada.

Mohammed was on Friday fired by President Goodluck Jonathan along with former National Security Adviser Andrew Azazi. Jonathan said Mohammed and Azazi were sacked to enable government keep up with dynamics of fighting Boko Haram insurgents.

Sources at the ministry said Mohammed will hand over to Obada at a brief ceremony in Abuja today. The former minister is expected to inspect military quarter guard parade to be mounted to honour him and make a valedictory address.

Obada with steer the affairs of the ministry as Jonathan shops for Mohammed’s replacement.

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