The long awaited inauguration of the ministers to the Federal Republic of Nigeria is finally here. Who will be holding which portfolio has been the debate over the few months and now we have the results.
As expected, Mr Babatunde Fashola of Lagos state is one of the key ministers whose portfolio is going to affect the lives of many Nigerian, he is the new minister of power, works, and house – three in one. Having been trained as a lawyer, Fashola has distinguished himself as an excellent administrator with the way he handled Lagos State administration for eight years.
Considering the fact that the wealth of every nation revolves around power, one will understand Nigerians excitement of the appointment of someone with tract record as Fashola to handle that sensitive portfolio. Whether he will deliver to all Nigerians on this is another question entirely.
Below is the full list of the ministers and their various portfolios.
1. Chris Ngige – (Anambra) Minister of Labour & Employment
2. Kayode Fayemi- (Ekiti) Minister of Solid Minerals
3. Rotimi Amaechi – (Rivers) Minister of Transportation
4. Babatunde Fashola -(Lagos) Minister of Power, Works and Housing
5. Abdulrahman Dambazau- (Kano) Minister of Interior
6. Aisha Alhassan – (Taraba) Minister of Women Affairs
7. Ogbonaya Onu- (Ebonyi) Minister of Science and Technology
8. Kemi Adeosun – (Ogun) Minister of Finance
9. Abubakar Malami – (Kebbi) Minister of Justice & Attorney-General
10. Sen Hadi Sirika – (Katsina) Minister of State, Aviation
11. Barr. Adebayo Shittu – (Oyo) Minister of Communication
12. Suleiman Adamu – (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 & Employment
27. Zainab Ahmed (Kaduna) Minister of State Budget and National Planning
28. Okechukwu Enelamah (Abia) Minister of Trade, Investment & Industry
29. Muhammadu Bello (Adamawa) Minister of Federal Capital Territory
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
Since Ibe Kachikwu whom everyone though will be the new minister on Petroleum got just the minister of state, who is in charge of the Petroleum ministry which is the most sensitive and the engine room of the Nigerian economy?