At the State House in Abuja on Wednesday, President Muhammadu Buhari swore in seven new ministers. He also announced a modest cabinet change.
By Omotayo Olutekunbi
Seven newly appointed ministers have been given portfolios by President Muhammadu Buhari, who has tasked them with serving the country faithfully and upholding the President’s office.
The newly appointed ministers’ portfolios are as follows:
1 Ikechukwu Ikoh, Minister of State, Science, and Technology;
2 Umana Umana, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs;
3 Udi Odum, Minister of State, Environment;
4 Ademola Adegoroye, Minister of State, Transport;
5 Umar Ibrahim El-Yakub, Minister of State, Works and Housing;
6 Goodluck Opiah, Minister of State, Education;
7 Nkama Ekumankama, Minister of State, Health.
The President also revealed the reorganization of ministries within his cabinet, claiming the move was made to reenergize particular fields in which the administration wished to achieve better outcomes.
Ministers who were reassigned include the following:
– Senator Adeleke Mamora, Minister of Science and Technology (formerly Minister of State, Health);
– Mu’azu Jaji Sambo, Minister of Transportation (formerly Minister of State, Works and Housing);
– Sharon Ikeazor, Minister of State, Niger Delta (formerly Minister of State, Environment) and
– Sen. Gbemisola Saraki, Minister of State, Mines and Steel Development (formerly Minister of State, Transportation).
In order to advance important initiatives already started by this government, President Buhari asked the newest members of his cabinet to engage and work with their more experienced counterparts.
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