After so much expectation as to those who would be listed as the Nigerian ministers in the present dispensation of President Muhammadu Buhari administration, the long awaited list finally emerged with their portfolios on the 11th November 2015.
The inauguration which took place at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa Abuja had the president himself as the Minister of Petroleum Resources. In his preambles towards announcing himself as the Minister of Petroleum Resources, and in order to put everyone on a stable mindset, the number one citizen of the country, Gen. Buhari puts it this way: “Without sounding controversial to the members of the public, I have to put my humble self as the as the minister of petroleum resources because it’s proper to have round pegs in round holes”.
As part of his pledge during his campaigns for the presidency, he made it clear that there will be no business as usual like assigning portfolios indiscriminately. He stated that such ‘traditions’ as he termed it, would not see the light of the day in his administration, as almost all the portfolios assigned to the ministers were based on their areas of specialization.
The nation’s ministries that numbered 29 were trimmed down to 24. Another thing worthy of note on the list is the appointment of former Lagos state governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola as the Minister of Power, Works, and Housing. A pointer that Fashola has a respectable position in the present dispensations just like the controversial former Rivers state Governor, Rotimi Amaechi was appointed the Transport Minister.
Below Are The Comprehensive List Of Nigerian Ministers And Their Portfolios:
1. Abubakar Bwari – State Minister of Solid Minerals
2.Amina Mohammed – Minister of Environment
3. Adebayo Shittu – Minister of Communication
4. Aisha Alhassan – Minister of Women Affairs
5. Audu Ogbe – Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development
6.Abdularhman Dambazzau – Interior Minister
7. Aisha Abubakar – State minister Industry, Trade and Investment
8.Anthony Onwuka – State minister of Education
9. Adamu Adamu – Minister of Education
10.Abubakar Malami – Minister of Justice
11.Babatunde Fashola – Minister of Power, Works, and Housing.
12. Claudius Omoyele Daramola – State minister Niger Delta Affairs
13. Chibuike Amaechi – Minister of Transport
14. Chris Ngige – Minister of Labor and Employment
15. Emmanuel Ibe Kachukwu – State Minister petroleum resources
16. Geoffrey Onyema – Minister of Foreign Affairs
17. Hadi Sirika – State Minister Aviation
18. Heineken Lokpobiri – State minster Agriculture and Rural Development
19. James Ocholi – State Minister of Labor and Employment
20. Ibrahim Jibrin – Minister of Environment
21. Isaac Folorunsho Adeoye – Minister of Health
22. Kayode Fayemi – Minister of Solid Minerals
23. Kemi Adeosun – Minister of Finance
24. Lai Mohammed – Minister of Information
25. Mustapha Shehuri – State minister Power, Works, and Housing
26. Mohammed Bello – FCT Minister
27. Mohammed Dan Ali- Minister of Defence
28. Ogbonnaya Onu – Minister of Science and Technology
29. Osagie Ehanire – State Minister Health
30. Okechukwu Enelemah – Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment
31. Solomon Dalong – Minister of Youths and Sports
32. Suleiman Adamu – Minister of Water Resources
33. Usani Uguru – Minister Niger Delta Affairs
34. Udoma Udo Udoma – Minister of Budget and National Planning
35. Zainab Ahmed – State Minister Budget and National Planning