Sahara Reporters publishes a report that
claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari
threatened to sack two of his ministers over
disagreement with his plans during his
recent trip to the United Arab Emirates.
Buhari meets with Ban Ki Moon during his
visit to UAE.
Minister of Trade and Investment, Udo
Udoma, and Minister of Finance, Kemi
Adeosun, reportedly expressed serious
anxiety over the details of several of the
agreements the Buhari planned on signing
with the UAE and almost got fired.
READ ALSO: PHOTOS: Buhari Meets
Nigerian Community In Abu Dhabi
The ministers counseled the president not to
sign those deals because they felt that
Nigeria gave away too much in terms of its
bilateral economic interests in order to
achieve President Buhari’s main goal:
recovering of stolen money and extradition
of criminals hiding in the UAE.
The sources disclosed that the president
was not interested in his ministers’
arguments that the economic agreements
between Nigeria and the UAE were weighted
against Nigeria’s interests.
“Mr. President was focused on doing whatever
was necessary to repatriate stolen funds and
extradite criminals hiding in the UAE ,” said
He added: “ He was so concerned about that
sole issue that he became incensed about the
warning from some members of his team.”
Buhari reportedly announced his readiness to
relieve Mrs. Adeosun and Mr. Udoma of their
responsibilities if they did not stop their
opposition to the pacts.
However, Naij.com can’t independently
confirm this information.
READ ALSO: President Buhari Signs 6 New
Agreements With UAE
In the course of the visit to the UAE Buhari
joined the Secretary General of the United
Nations, Ban Ki Moon, Crown Prince
Mohammed Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan of Abu
Dhabi and other participants as a special
guest of honour at this year’s edition of the
World Future Energy Summit.
Todaay, January 23, the president is
expected in Anambra state to grace the
burial of the late Pa Pius Ngige, father of
the Minister of Labour and Employment,
Senator Chris Ngige.