- Mohammed Abdullahi has been named Nigeria's new minister of environment, with immediate effect
- President Buhari's approval of Abdullahi's appointment was announced on Wednesday, April 6, by Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF)
- Before the new appointment, Abdullahi was the minister of state for science, technology and innovation
The appointment was announced on Wednesday, April 6, in a statement issued by Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, TheCable reported.
Legit.ng gathers that the appointment takes effect immediately.
Abdullahi, a lawyer from Nassarawa state, was the minister of state for science, technology and innovation before he was redeployed to head the ministry of environment, The Punch also stated.
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The statement reads:
“The President hopes that he would bring his wealth of experience to bear on his new assignment for the growth of the country."
Abdullahi takes over from Sharon Ikeazor
Prior to Abdullahi’s appointment, the minister of state for environment, Sharon Ikeazor had been running the affairs of the ministry following the redeployment of Mahmood Abubakar.
Buhari had, in September 2021, appointed Abubakar to assume office as the substantive minister of agriculture and rural development after sacking Sabo Nanono.
Nanono’s sack as minister of agriculture was announced in a statement issued by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesperson, on September 1, 2021.
Buhari approves Mohammed Bello Koko's appointment as NPA MD
In another previous report, President Buhari approved the appointment of Mohammed Bello Koko as the substantive Managing Director for the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).
This was disclosed in a statement released by the spokesperson of the Federal Ministry of Transport, Eric Ojiekwe.
Legit.ng gathered that the appointment was to take effect immediately.
Shakeup in Aso Villa as President Buhari sacks Aisha's aides
Meanwhile, President Buhari in what might be termed a serious shakeup on Saturday, February 12, redeployed some of the aides of First Lady Aisha Buhari and disengaged others.
The president also appointed a former lawmaker, Muhammad Zorro, as the senior special assistant on public affairs and strategy to the office of the First Lady.
Moreover, three aides of the first lady have also been redeployed to the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha.