Buhari re-appoints himself as Petroleum Resources Minister in New Cabinet

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja inaugurated his new cabinet with majority of the re-appointed members of his first term cabinet retaining their posts. The full cabinet list with portfolios has “Mr. President” from Katsina State as the substantive Minister of Petroleum Resources; while former Bayelsa governor, Timipre Sylva will be the Minister of State Petroleum Resources. Other members of the old team who returned either had their jobs trimmed or got a raise in their portfolios.

 

Lai Mohammed returns to the Ministry of Information and Culture as Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu returns to the Ministry of Science and Technology but unlike Mohammed, Onu is to be assisted by a Minister of State, Mohammed Abdullahi. Others who retained their positions are Alhaji Muhammed Bello (Federal Capital Territory) Adamu Adamu (Education), Dr. Chris Ngige (Labor and Employment), and Geoffrey Onyeama (Foreign Affairs).

 

Alhaji Hadi Sirika , takes full charge as Minister of Aviation, while Rotimi Amaechi is in-charge of Minister of Aviation in the Ministry of Transportation without the Aviation segment. Malam Suleiman Adamu returns to the Ministry of Water Resources, while Zainab Ahmed is back to the Ministry of Finance.

 

Abubakar Malami retains his post as Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation and Mr Babatunde Fashola keeps the Ministry of Works and Housing without the Power segment. Dr Ikechukwu Ogah, a fresh hand, is Minister of State, Mines and Steel Development; Godswill Akpabio (Minister of Niger Delta Affairs) and Mr Festus Keyamo is Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs.

 

Sabo Nanono is the Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources; retired Maj.-Gen. Bashir Salihi Magash (Minister of Defence) and Ramatu Tijjani (Minister of State, FCT.) Muhammed Madmud is Minister of Environment; Sharon Ikeazor (Minister of State, Environment) and Amb. Maryam Katagun is the Minister of State, Trade. George Akume is the Minister of Special Duties and International Affairs, while Mustapha Baba Shehuri is Minister of State, Agriculture and Natural Resources.

 

In a related development, Buhari approved the re-appointment of Femi Adesina as Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, and Malam Garba Shehu as Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity. A statement issued by Abiodun Oladunjoye, Deputy Director (Information), Media Unit of the State House, Abuja, on Wednesday said the President also re-appointed Mr Laolu Akande as Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President.

 

He said Buhari equally retained Tolu Ogunlesi, Bashir Ahmad, Lauretta Onochie and Nazir Bashiru as Special Assistant, Digital/New Media; Personal Assistant, New Media; Personal Assistant, Social Media; and Personal Assistant, Visual Documentation, respectively.

 

“Following the election of Hon. Shaaban Ibrahim Sharada, the former Personal Assistant, Broadcast Media, as the lawmaker representing Kano Municipal Federal Constituency in the House, the President has appointed Buhari Sallau as his replacement,’’ Oladunjoye added. He further stated that all appointments took effect from May 29, except that of the new entrant into the team, Buhari Sallau.

 

                                                                                       

                        FULL LIST OF MINISTERS OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA AND THEIR PORTFOLIOS

STATE 

NAME

PORTFOLIO 

 

Abia

Dr. Uchechukwu Ogah

Minister of State Mines and Steel Development

Adamawa

Muhammadu Musa Bello

Minister of Federal Capital Territory 

Akwa Ibom

Sen. Godswill Akpabio 

Minister of Niger Delta 

Anambra

Dr. Chris N. Ngige

Minister of Labour and Employment 

Anambra 

Sharon O. Ikeazor 

Minister of State Environment 

Bauchi

Adamu Adamu 

Minister of Education 

Bauchi 

Amb. Mariam Y. Katagum 

Minister of State Industry, Trade and Investment

Bayelsa

Timipre Sylva 

Minister of State Petroleum Resource

Benue

Sen. George Akume 

Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs

Borno

Mustapha Baba Shehuri

Minister of State Agriculture and Rural Development 

Cross River

Goddy Jedy – Agba 

Minister of State Power 

Delta

Festus Keyamo, SAN

Minister of State Niger Delta 

Ebonyi

Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu

Minister of Science and Technology 

Edo

Dr. Osagie Ehanire 

Minister of Health 

Edo

Clement IKanade Agba 

Minister of State Budget and National Planning 

Ekiti

Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo 

Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment 

Enugu

Geoffrey Onyeama

Minister of Foreign Affairs  

Gombe

Dr. Ali Isa Ibrahim Pantami 

Minister of Communications 

Imo

Emeka Nwajiuba 

Minister of State Education 

Jigawa

Engr. Suleiman H. Adamu

Minister of Water Resources 

Kaduna

Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed

Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning 

Kaduna 

Dr. Muhammad Mahmoud 

Minister of Environment 

Kano

Sabo Nanono 

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development 

Kano 

(Rtd) Maj. Gen. Bashir Salihi Magashi 

Minister of Defence 

Katsina 

Mr. President 

Minister of Petroleum Resources 

Katsina

Sen. Hadi Sirika

Minister of Aviation 

Kebbi

Abubakar Malami

Attorney General and Minister of Justice  

Kogi

Ramatu Tijjani 

Minister of State Federal Capital Territory

Kwara

Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture 

Kwara 

Gbemisola Saraki 

Minister of State Transportation 

Lagos

Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN)

Minister of Works and Housing 

Lagos 

Sen. Adeleke O. Mamora 

Minister of State Health 

Nasarawa

Mohammed H. Abdullahi 

Minister of State Science and Technology

Niger

Amb. Zubairu Dada

Minister of State Foreign Affairs 

Ogun

Arch. Olamilekan Adegbite 

Minister of Mines and Steel Development 

Ondo

Sen. Tayo D. Alasoadura

Minister of State Labour and Employment

Osun

Rauf Aregbesola 

Minister of Interior 

Oyo

Sunday Dare

Minister of Youth and Sports

Plateau

Pauline Tallen 

Minister of Women Affairs 

Rivers

Rotimi Amaechi

Minister of Transportation 

Sokoto

Muhammadu Maigari Dingyadi 

Minister of Police Affairs 

Taraba 

Eng. Saleh Mamman 

Minister of Power 

Yobe

Abubakar D. Aliyu 

Minister of State Works and Housing 

Zamfara

Sa’adiya Umar Farouk 

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development