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Buhari inaugurates cabinet, Fashola to head power, works and housing ministry

11 November 2015   |   1:49 pm  

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday inaugurated 36 ministers as members of   the Federal Executive Council  five months after his inauguration.

His cabinet is smaller than that of his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan, who had 42 ministers. Under the constitution, the president must include a member from each of the country’s 36 states.

To set the tone for today’s swearing-in, President Buhari, yesterday appointed new 17 permanent secretaries and reshuffled all current permanent secretaries.

The full list of the ministers and their portfolios is below:

Kemi Adeosun (Ogun) – Finance

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

Abubakar Malami (Kebbi)–Justice

Hadi Sirika (Katsina)–State for Aviation

Suleiman Adamu (Jigawa)–Water Resources

Solomon Dalong (Plateau)–Youths and Sports

Ibeh 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 for 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 for Niger Delta

Geoffrey Onyeama (Enugu) — Foreign Affairs

Monsur Dan-Ali (Zamfara) — Defence

James Ocholi (Kogi) – State for Labour

Zainab Ahmed (Kaduna) – State for Budget and National Planning

Mustapha Shehuri (Borno) — State for Power

Heineken Lokpobiri (Bayelsa)–State for Agriculture

Isaac Adewole Folorunsho (Osun) — Health

Usani Usani Uguru (Cross River) — Niger Delta

Abubakar Bwari Bawa (Niger) — State for Solid Minerals

Adebayo Shittu (Oyo) — Communications

 

 



  • taofeek oladokun

    Impressive line-up.Now that Fashola has the Federal power, he has no excuse but to fix power as he claimed he can.

    • sonofgoddavid

      Yesssssssssssssssssssssssssooooo
      Fashola’s Challenge: 6 Months Is All I Need To Provide Lagosians With
      Stable Power He said this during the commissioning of the 8.5 MW Lekki
      Independent Power Project (IPP), the fifth of such power projects in the
      last five years in Lagos.

      NOW WE GO SEE. TALK IS CHEAP!!!!!!

  • emmanuel kalu

    Now the country can begin to understand and vet if this people are capable of helping the country. I am glad that the number of ministries is reduced, however to truly reduce the cost of governing, there are still ministries that could be combined. we especially require the reduction of agencies and commission. ok everything is set, now get to work.

  • New Nigerian

    This is a solid team of performers – round pegs in round holes with balanced representation of the Nigerian diverse tapestry. May they bring policy heft and hard-work to bear on their respective portfolios in deepening the dividends of democracy for Nigerians based on the mandate of eliminating insecurity, ending corruption, restoring the economy and positioning Nigeria for true greatness. May God Bless them as they do the people’s work. May God Bless the administration of President Buhari and Bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

    • Uzoh63

      Pls tell me what these people did in their past positions that is giving you these much confidence.Amaechi was Governor in the oil rich Rivers state for 8 years pls go there and see his performance for yourself.Fashola was also Governor in the richest state in nigeria-Lagos for 8 years generating avrage of #30bn monthly with another #5bn from federal allocation amounting to over #3.36Tn in 8years and $1.2Bn world bank loan and another #440Bn loan in bonds.
      Look around lagos what you see does it justify all these monies as prudent expenditures.

    • walter enang

      You put your emotions ahead of your brains. Many of these guys will embarrass Buhari at last. We must not be carried away by familiar names built up by newspaper houses.

      • New Nigerian

        One currency that works magic is to have great expectations of people, trust them and empower them for success. The day they belie the trust, fire them. Going forward I see good in the selected hands – and if they disappoint, they’d hear it from us all. I am rooting for them to succeed as failure is NOT an option.

  • sonofgoddavid

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
    Fashola’s Challenge: 6 Months Is All I Need To Provide Lagosians With
    Stable Power He said this during the commissioning of the 8.5 MW Lekki
    Independent Power Project (IPP), the fifth of such power projects in the
    last five years in Lagos.

    NOW WE GO SEE. TALK IS CHEAP!!!!!!

  • Mukhtari

    Hurray! Fashola is heading the new PTF ( Petroleum Trust Fund) . Only difference is no more petroleum superdollars for the work. But with his performance which gave APC the winning tide, he can do it again. Only remember the ordinary man on the street this time.

  • chikibarbie

    yippeyyyy!!!!!! and fashola is the minister for power, works and housing. I am really proud of that man and unlike some people who are already beginning to say negative things about him, I know that he will carry out his duty efficiently

  • Ola

    I predicted precisely and it happened. Shows the President is thinking along

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