Former Chairman of The Buhari Organisation (TBO), Abdulmajid Danbilki Kwamanda, yesterday called for the immediate removal of the Minister of Defence, General Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd), over alleged incompetence.
The president’s associate, who spoke in Kano, similarly enjoined the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, (EFCC), to probe the activities of the immediate past Minister of Agriculture, Sabo Nanono.
Kwamanda, a top stalwart of the All Progressives Congress said, General Bashir Salihi Magashi has failed Nigeria and Nigerians in discharging his constitutional duties as Defense Minister.
Kwamanda lamented that “Today, the security of the North where Gen. Bashir Salihi Magashi comes from in particular, and the entire country, in general, have been comprised by non-State actors, and the sad commentary is that these are happening against huge budgetary allocations to his ministry”.
The Buhari’s associate said Magashi’s apparent failure at the defence ministry vindicated his earlier position against his appointment to the strategic ministry.
Commenting on Sabo Nanono, who was sacked as Agriculture Minister last Wednesday, Kwamanda said a Panel of inquiry should be set up by the Presidency to Investigate his tenure as Minister, while the EFCC on their part should probe his financial dealings.
He, however, said, “President Muhammadu Buhari should replace the sacked Minister of Agriculture with somebody from Kano, because there are competent politicians and retired Generals that can handle the job better.
“We have enough retired Generals, like AbduRahman Dambazau, Nasiru Babbale Illa and so many others, who will be up and doing to restore peace, not only to the North, but the entire federation.
According to hin, “The reality remains that President Muhammadu Buhari has done enough for Kano State, who for the first time appointed two senior Ministers from the State; the people’s and the elite are highly grateful, but those positions should be retained for the State”.