Less than 24 hours to the swearing-in of ministers-designate, President Bola Tinubu has effected changes to his cabinet team, moving Engineer Abubakar Momoh from the Ministry of Youth to the Ministry of Niger Delta Development as Minister-designate.
A new minister-designate is to be announced for the Youth Ministry.
Other changes, according to the President’s spokesman, Mr. Ajuri Ngelale are as follows:
▪︎ Former Osun State Governor, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola is redeployed as the Honourable Minister of Marine & Blue Economy. Adegboyega was initially named for the Transportation Ministry.
▪︎ Hon. Bunmi Tunji-Ojo is redeployed as the Honourable Minister of Interior.
▪︎ Hon. Sa’idu Alkali is redeployed as the Honourable Minister of Transportation.
The statement adds: “Furthermore, both Ministers of State in the Oil & Gas sector are now domiciled in the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources with the following designations:
(i) Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri is the Hon. Minister of State (Oil), Petroleum Resources
(ii) Hon. Ekperipe Ekpo is the Hon. Minister of State (Gas), Petroleum Resources
“The President approves the renaming of the Federal Ministry of Environment and Ecological Management as the Federal Ministry of Environment.
“All aforementioned changes take immediate effect by these directives of the President.”