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The "change" Ministers

Thirty-six ministers on Wednesday, took their oath of office, which automatically signaled the constitution of President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet.


In a group of four each, the ministers were called forward and the oath was administered on them. The inauguration of the cabinet comes six months after the President took over on May 29.

The President, after the swearing in, said that his administration would continue to implement policies that would improve the economy of the nation.

He added that the Federal Government would implement policies that will generate massive employment for youths and ensure food security.

He reiterated his determination to diversify the economy with agriculture becoming a major sector.

With assurances that the country would experience positive changes, President Muhammadu Buhari asked that all Nigerians “keep hope alive”.

He went further to announce the portfolios for all the ministers, contrary to expectations that some of the ministers would have no portfolios.

There are ministers for 24 ministries with Ministers of State to make up the remaining portfolios.

The highlight was his announcement that he would take charge as the substantive Minister of Petroleum.

List of Ministers and Portfolios

Abubakar Malami (SAN) – Justice

Geoffrey Onyeama – Foreign Affairs

Khadija Abubakar Abba Ibrahim – State Minister of Foreign Affairs

Brigadier-General Muhammad Mansur Dan-Ali (rtd) – Defence

Adamu Adamu – Education

Prof Anthony Onwuka – State Minister of Education

Kemi Adeosun – Finance

Okechukwu Enelama – Industry, Trade and Investment

Aisha Abubakar – State Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment

Senator Chris Ngige – Labour and Employment

James Ocholi – State Minister of Labour and Employment

Muhammodu Bello – FCT

Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau – Interior

Senator Udo Udoma – Budget and National Planning

Zainab Ahmed – State Minister of Budget and National Planning

Ibe Kachikwu – State Minister of Petroleum Resources

Babatunde Fashola – Power, Works and Housing

Mustapha Baba Shehuri – State Minister of Power, Works and Housing

Audu Ogbeh – Agricultural and Rural Development

Heineken Lokpobiri – State Minister of Agricultural and Rural Development

Rotimi Amaechi – Transportation

Hadi Sirika – State Minister of Aviation

Isaac Adewole – Health

Osagie Ehanire – State Minister of Health

Aisha Al-Hassan – Woman Affairs

Usani Uguru – Niger Delta

Claudius Daramola – State Minister of Niger Delta

Adebayo Shittu – Communication

Lai Mohammed – Information

Amina Mohammed – Environment

Usman Jubril – State Minister of Environment

Suleiman Adamu – Water Resources

Solomon Dalong – Youth and Sports

Kayode Fayemi – Solid Minerals

Abubakar Bwari – Minister Of States of Solid Minerals

Ogbonaya Onu – Science and Technology
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