After successfully vetting the majority of ministerial candidates, the National Assembly has witnessed President Bola Ahmed Tinubu revealing the designated roles for each nominee. This disclosure was conveyed in a statement on Wednesday by Ajuri Ngelale, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.
In the announcement of ministers and their corresponding positions, Ngelale disclosed that, among others, Nyesom Wike, the former Governor of Rivers State, and David Umahi, the former governor of Ebonyi State, have been appointed as the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, and the Minister of Works, respectively.
Notably absent from the ministerial list were the names of Nasir El-Rufai, the former governor of Kaduna State; Stella Okotete, the former national women leader of the All Progressives Congress; and Danladi Abubakar, a ministerial nominee from Taraba State. Their confirmations had been temporarily withheld by the Senate due to security checks.
It was reported that El-Rufai had withdrawn his interest in the ministerial position following the Senate’s failure to grant him confirmation. Additionally, it has been revealed that 13 of the nominees have been appointed as Ministers of State, and a few new ministries have been established.
Based on the released list, Wale Edun has taken on the role of Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy. Meanwhile, Bunmi Tunji has been designated as the Minister of Marine and Blue Economy. The portfolio of Minister of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy has been entrusted to Bosun Tuani, while Ishak Salako assumes the position of Minister of State for Environment and Ecological Management.
Here is the full list of Ministers and their respective Portfolios below.
Minister of Communications, Innovations and Digital Economy —- Bosun Tijani
Minister of State, Environment and Ecological Management – Ishak Salako
Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy – Wale Edun
Minister of Marine and Blue Economy – Bunmi Tunji-Ojo
Minister of Power – Adebayo Adelabu
Minister of State, Health and Social Welfare – Tunji Alausa
Minister of Solid Minerals Development – Dele Alake
Minister of Tourism – Lola Ade-John
Minister of Transportation – Adegboyega Oyetola
Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment – Doris Anite
Minister of Innovation, Science and Technology -Uche Nnaji
Minister of State, Labour and Employment – Nkiruka Onyejeocha
Minister of Women Affairs – Uju Kennedy
Minister of works – David Umahi
Minister of Aviation and Aerospace
Development – Festus Keyamo
Minister of Youths – Abubakar Momoh
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation – Betta Edu
Minister of State, Gas Resources – Ekperipe Ekpo
Minister of State, Petroleum Resources – Heineken Lokpobiri
Minister of Sports Development – John Enoh
Minister of Federal Capital Territory – Nyesom Wike
Minister of, Art, Culture and the Creative Economy – Hannatu Musawa
Minister of Defence – Mohammed Badaru
Minister of State, Defence – Bello Matawalle
Minister of State, Education, Yusuf T. Sununu
Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Ahmed M. Dangiwa
Minister of State, Housing and Urban Development, Abdullahi T. Gwarzo
Minister of Budget and Economic Planning, Atiku Bagudu
Minister of Environment and Ecological Management- (Kaduna)
Minister of State, Federal Capital Territory – Maria Mahmud
Minister of State, Water Resources and Sanitation, Bello M. Goronto
Minister of Agriculture and Food Security- Abubakar Kyari
Minister of Education- Tahir Maman
Minister of Interior- Sa’idu A. Alkali
Minister of Foreign Affairs- Yusuf M. Tuggar
Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare- Ali Pate
Minister of Police Affairs- Ibrahim Geidam
Minister of State, Steel Development- U. Maigari Ahmadu
Minister of Steel Development – Shuaibu Audu
Minister of Information and National Orientation – Muhammed Idris
Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice – Lateef Fagbemi
Minister of Labour and Employment – Simon Lalong
Minister of State, Police Affairs – Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim
Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs – Zephaniah Jisalo
Minister of Water Resources and Sanitation – Joseph Utsev
Minister of State, Agriculture and Food Security – Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi.