Featured Photo: Designates awaiting swearing in as Ministers.
President Muhammadu Buhari remains the Minister of Petroleum Resources; while former Bayelsa Governor, Timipre Sylva, is the Minister of State in cabinet positions rolled out Wednesday at the swearing-in ceremony of ministers.
Babatunde Fashola retains one of his former portfolios as Minister of Works and Housing; Rotimi Amaechi retains the Transportation Ministry; Lai Mohammed, Information and Culture; Hadi Sirika, Aviation; Adamu Adamu, Education; Mohammed Bello, Federal Capital Territory; and Ogbonaya Kanu, Science and Technology.
A detailed breakdown is as follows:
1) Dr. Uchechukwu Ogah – Abia, Mines and Steel Development, (Minister of State)
2) Muhammed Musa Bello – Adamawa, FCT
3) Sen. Godswill Obot Akpabio – Akwa Ibom, Niger Delta
4) Chris Ngige – Anambra, Labour and Employment
5) Sharon Ikeazor – Anambra, Environment, (State)
6) Adamu Adamu – Bauchi, Education
7) Amb Maryam Katagum – Bauchi, Industry, Trade and Investment, (State)
8) Timipre Silva – Bayelsa, Petroleum, (State)
9) Sen. George Akume – Benue, Special Duties
10) Mustapha Baba Shehuri – Borno, Agriculture, (State)
11) Godwin Jedi-Agba – Cross River, Power, (State)
12) Festus Keyamo – Delta, Niger Delta, (State)
13) Ogbonnaya Onu – Ebonyi, Science and Technology
14) Dr. Osagie Ehanire – Edo, Health
15) Clement Ikanade Agba – Edo, Budget and National Planning, (State)
16) Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo – Ekiti, Industry, Trade and Investment
17) Geoffrey Onyeama – Enugu, Foreign Affairs
18)Dr. Ali Isa Pantami – Gombe, Communication
19) Emeka Nwajuba – Imo, Education, (State)
20) Suleiman Adamu – Jigawa, Water Resources
21) Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed – Kaduna, Finance, Budget and National Planning
22) Dr. Mohammad Mahmoud – Kaduna, Environment
23) Mohammed Sabo Nanono – Kano, Agriculture
24) Maj. Gen. Bashir Magashi (rtd) – Kano, Defence
25) Hadi Sirika – Katsina, Aviation
26) Abubakar Malami – Kebbi, HAGF and Minister of Justice
27) Ramatu Tijani Aliyu – Kogi, FCT, (State)
28) Lai Mohammed – Kwara, Information and Culture
29) Gbemisola Saraki – Kwara, Transportation, (State)
30) Babatunde Raji Fashola – Lagos, Works and Housing
31) Adeleke Mamora – Lagos, Health, (State)
32) Mohammed A. Abdullahi – Nasarawa, Science & Technology, (State)
33) Amb. Zubairu Dada – Niger, Foreign Affairs, (State)
34) Olamilekan Adegbite – Ogun, Mines & Steel Developmentt
35) Sen. Omotayo Alasuadura – Ondo, Labour, (State)
36) Rauf Aregbesola – Osun, Interior
37) Sunday Dare – Oyo, Youth and Sports
38) Dame Pauline Tallen – Plateau, Women Affairs
39) Rotimi Amaechi – Rivers, Transportation
40) Mohammed Maigari Dangyadi – Sokoto, Police Affairs
41) Engr. Sale Mamman – Taraba, Power
42) Abubakar D. Aliyu – Yobe, Works and Housing, (State)
43) Sadiya Umar Faruk – Zamfara, Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.
Meanwhile, the Head of Service, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita, who was reported to be on medical leave, on Wednesday was at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, to witness the swearing-in of Ministers-designate.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Head of Service, who was also reported to have submitted her resignation letter to the Presidency over alleged contract scam, was seen seated on her `traditional’ position at the Council Chamber of the presidential villa.
NAN gathered that the head of service, who arrived the presidential villa shortly before the commencement of the inauguration of the ministers by the president, was seen heading towards the office of the Chief of Staff to the President, Malam Abba Kyari
NAN, however, observed that Oyo-Ita, who was listed as one of the speakers at the just concluded presidential retreat held between Aug. 19 and Aug. 20, was conspicuously absent at the venue of the event.
Oyo-Ita was reported to be on medical leave after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) quizzed her over an alleged contract scam to the tune of N3 billion.
NAN reports that the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, who was earlier reappointed by the president, first took his oath of office during the inauguration of the Miniters.
Additional reports by NAN