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
Professor Anthony Anwuka – State Minister of Education
Mrs Kemi Adeosun – Finance
Okechukwu Enelama – Industry, Trade and Investment
Aisha Abubakar – State Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment
Senator (Dr.) Chris Ngige – Labour and Employment
Barrister James Ocholi – State Minister of Labour and Employment
Muhammodu Bello – Federal Capital Territory
Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau – Interior
Senator Udoma Udo Udoma – Budget and National Planning
Zainab Ahmed – State Minister of Budget and National Planning
Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu – State Minister of Petroleum Resources
Babatunde Fashola (SAN) – Power, Works and Housing
Mustapha Baba Shehuri – State Minister of Power, Works and Housing
Chief Audu Innocent Ogbeh – Agricultural and Rural Development
Heineken Lokpobiri – State Minister of Agricultural and Rural Development
Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi – Transportation
Senator Hadi Sirika – State Minister of Aviation
Isaac Folorunso Adewole – Health
Dr. Osagie Ehanire – State Minister of Health
Senator Aisha Al-Hassan – Woman Affairs
Pastor Usani Uguru – Niger Delta
Claudius Omoleye Daramola – State Minister of Niger Delta
Barrister Adebayo Shittu – Communications
Lai Mohammed – Information
Amina Mohammed – Environment
Ibrahim Usman Jubril – State Minister of Environment
Engineer Suleiman Adamu – Water Resources
Barrister Solomon Dalong – Youth and Sports
Kayode Fayemi – Solid Minerals
Abubakar Bwari – Minister Of States of Solid Minerals
Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu – Science and Technology