President Bola Tinubu has today, 21 August sworn in 45 ministers recently assigned portfolios.
At a Ceremony held in the State House Conference Centre, Abuja, President Tinubu said the nation is currently facing daunting challenges and in tackling them, the expertise of the new ministers, who according to him, were carefully selected, would be needed.
He said their assignments began immediately after they were inaugurated into office and that they must in their various portfolios, work hard to deliver on the objectives of his administration and restore public trust in government.
While congratulating the new ministers, the president wished them success in their new national assignments. The Nigerian leader reminded the new ministers that they have come to serve the entire country, not a region, state, or ethnic nationality and should therefore, strive to deliver so that people can once again believe in the ability of government as an agent of positive transformation.
“We are in this job together to meet the expectations of all Nigerians,” Tinubu told the new ministers.
Some of the ministers sworn in include Nyesom Wike (Rivers) as Federal Capital Territory minister, David Umahi, as Minister of Works, Wale Edun as the minister of Finance and coordinating Minister for the economy, Lateef Fagbemi, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, and Mohammed Ali Pate, Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare.
Others are listed below:
Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, Bosun Tijani
Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Adegboyega Oyetola
Minister of Interior, Hon. Bunmi Tunji-Ojo
Minister of Transportation, Hon. Sai’du Alkali
Minister of Niger Delta Development, Abubakar Momoh
Minister of State (Oil), Petroleum Resources, Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri
Minister of State (Gas), Petroleum Resources, Hon. Ekperipe Ekpo
Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Doris Anite
Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo
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 Defence, Mohammed Badaru
Minister of State Defence, Bello Matawalle
Minister of Education, Tahir Maman
Minister of State Education, Yusuf T. Sunumu
Minister of Innovation Science and Technology, Uche Nnaji
Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Nkiruka Onyejeocha
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 Women Affairs, Uju Kennedy
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Betta Edu
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yusuf M. Tuggar
Minister of Police Affairs, Ibrahim Geidam
Minister of State, Steel Development, U. Maigari Ahmadu
Minister of Steel Development, Shuaibu A. Audu
Minister of Art, Culture and the Creative Economy, Hannatu Musawa
Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Ahmed M. Dangiwa
Minister of Information and National Orientation, Muhammed Idris
Minister of Labour and Employment, Simon B. Lalong
Minister of State, Police Affairs, Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim
Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Govermental Affairs, Zephaniah Jisalo
Minister of Water Resources and Sanitation, Joseph Utsev
Minister of State, Agriculture and Food Security, Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi
Minister of State, Housing and Urban Development, Abdullah T. Gwarzo
Minister of Budget and Economic Planning, Atiku Bagudu
The Ministry of Environment and Ecological Management has been reserved for Kaduna State.
The oath of office was administered by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Olukayode Ariwoola.