After five months as the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, Wednesday in Abuja, finally inaugurated 36 ministers that were recently screened and cleared by the Nigerian Senate.
Nigerians had earlier known the Ministers since the screening exercise by the Upper House, but the portfolios of each remained unknown until the Wednesday inauguration, during which 36 ministers were assigned their portfolios.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, revealed that the Ministers were allowed to invite only two guests for their inauguration.
Below is the list of the Ministers and their portfolios.
1.Chris Ngige – (Anambra) Minister of Labour
2.Kayode Fayemi- (Ekiti) Minister of Solid Minerals
3. Rotimi Amaechi – (Rivers) Transportation
4. Babatunde Fashola -(Lagos) Power, Works and Housing
5. Abdulrahman Dambazau- (Kano) Minister of Interior
6. Aisha Alhassan – (Taraba) Minister of Women Affairs
7. Ogbonaya Onu- (Ebonyi) Science and Technology
8. Kemi Adeosun – (Ogun) Finance Minister
9. Abubakar Malami – (Kebbi) Minister of Justice
10. Sen Hadi Sirika – (Katsina) Minister of Aviation
11. Barr. Adebayo Shittu – (Oyo) Minister of Communication
12. Suleiman Adam – (Jigawa) Minister of Water Resources
13. Solomon Dalong – (Plateau) Minister for Youth and Sports
14. Ibe Kachikwu – (Delta) Minister of State (Petroleum)
15. Osagie Ehanire – (Edo) Minister of State, Health
16. Audu Ogbeh – (Benue) Minister of Agriculture
17. Udo Udo Udoma –(Akwa Ibom) Minister of Budget & National Planning
18. Lai Mohammed – (Kwara) Minister of Information
19. Amina Mohammed – (Gombe) Minister of Environment
20. Ibrahim Usman Jibril – (Nasarawa) Minister of State,Environment
21. Hajia Khadija Bukar Ibrahim- (Yobe) Minister of State, Foreign Affairs
22. Cladius Omoleye Daramola (Ondo) Minister of State, Niger Delta
23. Prof Anthony Onwuka (Imo) Minister of State (Education)
24. Geoffrey Onyema (Enugu) Minister of Foreign Affairs
25. Dan Ali (Zamfara) Minister of Defence
26. Barr James Ocholi (Kogi) Minister of State, Labour
27. Zainab Ahmed (Kaduna) Minister of State, Budget
28. Okechukwu Enelamah (Abia) Trade, Investment & Industry
29. Muhammadu Bello (Adamawa) Minister of FCT
30. Mustapha Baba Shehuri (Bornu) Minister of State, Power
31. Aisha Abubakar (Sokoto) Minister of State, Trade & Investment
32. Heineken Lokpobiri (Bayelsa) Minister of State, Agriculture
33. Adamu Adamu (Bauchi) Minister of Education
34. Isaac Adewole (Osun) Minister of Health
35. Abubakar Bawa Bwari (Niger) Minister of State, Solid Minerals
36. Pastor Usani Uguru (Cross River) Minister of Niger Delta.