- Less than one year left before President Muhammadu Buhari leaves the presidential seat, he has reshuffled his cabinet
- The new development was made known to State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday, July 6
- The president who swore in about 11 new ministers, was said to have appointed Mu’azu Sambo as the new minister of transportation
It was gathered that 11 ministerial positions underwent some reshuffling, as announced during the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Buhari on Wednesday, July 6.
The president also swore in other ministerial nominees already screened and approved by the National Assembly.
According to Channels TV, those sworn in are Henry Ikoh (Abia), Umana Okon Umana (Akwa-Ibom), Udi Odum (Rivers), Ademola Adegoroye (Ondo), Umar Ibrahim El-Yakub (Kano), Goodluck Nana Opiah (Imo) and Ekumankama Nkama (Ebonyi).
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He urged the new ministerial appointees to consider their emergence as a call to duty that demands diligent service to the nation.
Before the commencement of the FEC meeting, a minute of silence was observed in honour of the outgoing Secretary-General of OPEC, Mohammed Barkindo, who died on Tuesday, July 5.
Ministerial nominees: Buhari sends crucial message to Senate
Recall that President Buhari had written to the Senate seeking the confirmation of seven ministerial nominees.
The nominees were to replace former ministers who resigned from their offices in search of elective offices in 2023.
Buhari's influential ex-minister resigns from APC, gives reason
Earlier, a former minister of sports, Solomon Dalung, officially resigned from the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The letter dated Friday, April 1, was signed by the politician on Monday, April 18.
In the letter, Dalung said the decision to withdraw his membership from the ruling party stemmed from growing unwholesome happenings in the APC which conflict with his "core principles of value".