- The President on Wednesday, August 16, assigned portfolios to his 45 ministers, one week after they were screened and confirmed by the Nigerian Senate
- The portfolios were announced by the president’s office as contained in a statement signed by Ajuri Ngelale, Presidential spokesman
- Ex-Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike is in charge of the Ministry of FCT, Dave Umahi, Ministry of Works and Festus Keyamo manning the Ministry of Aviation
PAY ATTENTION: Сheck out news that is picked exactly for YOU ➡️ click on “Recommended for you” and enjoy!
The former governor of Rivers state Nyesom Wike was named the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), his Ebonyi state counterpart, Dave Umahi was named the minister of works and Festus Keyamo would head the Ministry of Aviation, Channels TV reported.
Wale Edun was named finance minister, PremiumTimes report added.
PAY ATTENTION: Сheck out news that is picked exactly for YOU ➡️ find the “Recommended for you” block on the home page and enjoy!
Below are the ministers and portfolios
Below is the list of the ministers and their assigned portfolios, as reported by Channels TV.
- Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, Bosun Tijani
- Minister of State, Environment and Ecological Management, Ishak Salaco
- Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy Wale Edun
- Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Bunmi Tunji
- Minister of Power, Adedayo Adelabu
- Minister of State, Health and Social Welfare, Tunisia Alausa
- Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dele Alake
- Minister of Tourism, Lola Ade-John
- Minister of Transportation, Adegboyega Oyetola
- Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Doris Anite
- Minister of Innovation Science and Technology, Uche Nnaji
- Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Nkiruka Onyejeocha
- Minister of Women Affairs, Uju Kennedy
- Minister of Works, David Umahi
- Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo
- Minister of Youth, Abubakar Momoh
- Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Betta Edu
- Minister of State, Gas Resources, Ekperikpe Ekpo
- Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Heineken Lokpobiri
- Minister of Sports Development, John Enoh
- Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike
- Minister of Art, Culture and the Creative Economy, Hannatu Musawa
- Minister of Defence, Mohammed Badaru
- Minister of State Defence, Bello Matawalle
- Minister of State Education, Yusuf T. Sunumu
- Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Ahmed M. Dangiwa
- Minister of State, Housing and Urban Development, Abdullah T. Gwarzo
- Minister of Budget and Economic Planning, Atiku Bagudu
- Minister of Environment and Ecological Management, (Kaduna)
- Minister of State, Federal Capital Territory, Mairiga Mahmud
- Minister of State, Water Resources and Sanitation, Bello M. Goronyo
- Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Abubakar Kyar
- Minister of Education, Tahir Maman
- Minister of Interior, Sa’Idu A. Alkali
- Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yusuf M. Tuggar
- Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Ali Pate
- Minister of Police Affairs, Ibrahim Geidam
- Minister of State, Steel Development, U. Maigari Ahmadu
- Minister of Steel Development, Shuaibu A. Audu
- Minister of Information and National Orientation, Muhammed Idris
- Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Lateef Fagbemi
- Minister of Labour and Employment, Simon B. Lalong
- Minister of State, Police Affairs, Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim
- Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Zephaniah Jisalo
- Minister of Water Resources and Sanitation, Joseph Utsev
- Minister of State, Agriculture and Food Security, Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi
Tinubu appoints Wike as minister of FCT, Umahi, minister of works
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has appointed the immediate past governors of Rivers and Ebonyi states, Nyesom Wike and Dave Umahi, as ministers of the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT), and Minister of Works, respectively.
In the list obtained by The Punch, in Abuja, it was noted that the names of a former governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai, a former national women leader of the All Progressives Congress(APC), Stella Okotete and a ministerial nominee from Taraba state, Danladi Abubakar were missing.
Buhari’s aide reveals El-Rufai's location days after missing out on ministerial confirmation
Bashir Ahmad, a former digital media aide to ex-President Muhammadu Buhari, has revealed the location of the former Kaduna state governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, days after he missed out on the ministerial confirmation at the Nigerian Senate.
Ahmad, in a post shared on Twitter via @BashirAhmaad, on Tuesday, August 15, put up a photo of El-Rufai.
The former digital media aide captioned the photo thus; “Chilling in Beirut.” Beirut is the capital and largest city in Lebanon.