President Buhari swears in new ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday inaugurated the Federal Cabinet in Abuja, directing the ministers to start works immediately as Nigerians expect much from them  to turn the country around.



The Nigerian constitution requires the cabinet to include a minister from each of the federation’s 36 states, and the president swore in 36 people.The swearing-in marked the end of a long wait for ministers.

The long wait has dampened some of the enthusiasm that swept the country when Buhari beat incumbent president Goodluck Jonathan at historic elections in March.

After inaugurating the cabinet, the president announced the portfolio of each of the ministers.

The ministers and their respective portfolio is as listed below:

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

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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

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    The list is one that contains names of people most of whom are of impeccable character. May Allah who guided the president to make this choice assist the new ministers to stand up to their responsibilities and join hands with Muhammadu Buhari to restore the nation’s lost glory.

  2. Yinka Salaam

    Wither the Nigeria’s Women Rights Activists?

    So, educationally backward and ‘uncivilised’ Northerners are more gender sensitive. Five women ministers from the North alone, representing all the three geo-political zones. Only one from the ‘educated’ and ‘civilised’ West, one from highly informed East and truly enlightened South-South.

    I am sure if the case was the other way, the women rights activists and gender equality advocates would have shouted themselves hoarse!

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