Former Somali foreign minister Yussuf Garad Omar stated someone in the US has informed him that he was relieved from his ministerial duty.
Posting on his social media page, he noted that he was not officially informed of the move by the PM Hassan Ali Khaire whom last night sent him together with state foreign minister on official duty to be presented during the weekly meeting by the cabinet ministers.
“Last night, the PM [Khaire] has sent me with state foreign minister for an activity to be submitted in the weekly cabinet ministers’ meeting. A person phoned me from US who informed me that I was sacked” read the statement.
Garaad confirmed his sacking after he communicated with the minister of information and culture Abdirahman Omar Osman who announced the news in SNTV, a government media outlet.
“Thereafter, I called the minister of information for confirmation if such news was announced in the national TV station and he confirmed in the affirmative” Garad posted.
In his parting shot, he expressed his gratitude to president Farmaajo and PM Khaire but cautioned the nascent administration not to be haste in removing the new ministers.
“Finally I pass my thankfulness to the president and the prime minister on my replacement to secure our foreign policy to be stable but I advise not to change the new appointed minister and the others and given leverage to execute their duties” said Garad.
Federal minister of information and culture Abdirahman Omar Osman made the official announcement this morning through SNTV, the national media of the governmental.
“Finally I pass my thankfulness to the president and the prime minister on my replacement to secure our foreign policy to be stable but I advise not to change the new appointed minister and the others and respected to carry out their duties” said Garad.