President Buhari announces ministers

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The wait for President Buhari’s ministerial cabinet is now over. The President’s choice to hold back the selection of ministers has been the topic of discussion since his government took office on May 29th 2015 following Nigeria’s historic elections and it shall definitely please the populace that the President has finally selected the ministers that will head major ministries in Nigeria in the next 4 years.

When rumors first came through that the President shall not be picking his cabinet till September, it caused many to be unhappy as they had expected his administration to hit the ground running. The President, however, was keen on ensuring “the task of delivering the change he promised Nigeria not be rushed.” The President claimed that, “it would neither be prudent nor serve the interests of sound government to have made these appointments immediately on my elevation to the Presidency; instead, Nigeria must first put new rules of conduct and good governance in place.”

It is safe to say the ministerial list has finally passed the Senate and been approved.

We see the president take control of the Petroleum industry while Babatunde Fashola takes control of a merger of three ministries: Power, Works as well as Housing, Land and Urban Development.

Find below the new cabinet;

Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers)–Transportation

Chris Ngige (Anambra)–Labour and Employment

Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti)–Solid Minerals

Babatunde Fashola (Lagos)–Power, Works and Housing

Abdulrahman Dambazau (Kano)–Interior

Aisha Alhassan (Taraba)–Women Affairs

Ogbonnaya Onu (Ebonyi)–Science and Technology

Kemi Adeosun (Ogun)–Finance

Abubakar Malami (Kebbi)–Justice

Hadi Sirika (Katsina)–State for Aviation

Suleiman Adamu (Jigawa)–Water Resources

Solomon Dalong (Plateau)–Youths and Sports

Ibe Kachikwu (Delta)–State for Petroleum

Osagie Ehanire (Edo)–State for Health

Audu Ogbeh (Benue)–Agriculture

Udo Udo Udoma (Akwa Ibom)–Budget and National Planning

Lai Mohammed (Kwara)–Information

Amina Mohammed (Gombe)–Environment

Ibrahim Usman Jibril (Nasarawa)–State, Environment

Anthony Onwuka (Imo), State for Education

Muhammadu Bello (Adamawa)–FCT

Adamu Adamu (Bauchi)–Education

Okechukwu Enelamah (Abia)–Industry Trade and Investment

Aisha Abubakar (Sokoto) State for Trade, Industry and Investment

Khadija Bukar Abba (Yobe), State for Foreign Affairs

Claudius Daramola (Ondo)–State, Niger Delta

Geoffrey Onyeama (Enugu)–Foreign Affairs

Monsur Dan-Ali (Zamfara)–Defence

James Ocholi (Kogi), State for Labour

Zainab Ahmed (Kaduna), State for Budget

Mustapha Shehuri (Borno)–State for Power

Heineken Lokpobiri (Bayelsa)–State for Agric

Isaac Adewole Folorunsho (Osun)–Health

Usani Usani Uguru (Cross River)– Niger Delta

Abubakar Bwari Bawa (Niger)–State for Solid Minerals

Adebayo Shittu (Oyo)–Communications

Muhammadu Buhari–Petroleum

5 Comments

  1. Culture Custodian (@takingCustody) says:

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  3. VONG (@VoiceOut_NG) says:

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  4. Oluwagbemiga Ayeni (@Gbemiga_Ayeni) says:

    RT @takingCustody: Safe to say, the wait is now over as President Buhari finally announces his cabinet. https://t.co/6axGXchjQB

  5. Tomi Idowu (@KingIdowu_) says:

    RT @takingCustody: Safe to say, the wait is now over as President Buhari finally announces his cabinet. https://t.co/6axGXchjQB

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