President Muhammadu Buhari today reshuffled his cabinet after administering the oath of office on seven new ministers whose appointments were confirmed last week by the Senate.
The new ministers took the oath of office shortly before the commencement of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the council chambers of the State House in Abuja.
The new ministers sworn-in by the President are Henry Ikechukwu Ikoh (Abia State), Umana Okon Umana (Akwa Ibom State), Odum Odih (Rivers State) and Ademola Adewole Adegoroye (Ondo State). The others are Umar Ibrahim El-Yakub (Kano State), Goodluck Nnana Opiah (Imo State) and Egwumakama Joseph Nkama (Ebonyi State).
Before the swearing in, a minute silence was observed in honour of the Secretary-General of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Mohammed Barkindo, who died in Abuja on Tuesday night at the age of 63.
The new ministers were assigned portfolio while some old ministers were moved to new ministries.
The portfolios of the new and reassigned ministers are as follows:
Muazu Jaji Sambo – Minister of Transportation
Umana Okon Umana – Minister of Niger Delta Affairs
Gbemisola Saraki – Minister for State for Mines and Steel
Dr Olorunimbe Mamora – Minister of Science and Technology
Sharon Ikeazor – Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs
Umar Ibrahim el Yakub – Minister of State for Works and Housing
Goodluck Nanah Opiah – Minister of State for Education
Ekumankama Joseph Nkama – Minister of State for Heath
Ikoh Henry ikechukwu – Minister of State, Science and Technology
Odum Udi – Minister of State, Environment
Ademola Adewole Adegoroye – Minister of State, Transportation.
The new Minister of Transportation was the Minister of State for Works and Housing.
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