Diverse Range of Individuals from Various States Appointed to Prominent Roles
In a much-anticipated move that will shape the future of Nigeria’s government, political leader Bola Tinubu has unveiled the list of ministerial nominees and their designations. With careful consideration given to regional representation and expertise, the chosen individuals hail from different states across the country. This comprehensive selection aims to ensure a balanced and knowledgeable approach to governing the nation.
Attorney General of the Federation and Solicitor General of the Federation
Leading the list is Dr. Hassan M. Liman (SAN), nominated for the esteemed position of Attorney General of the Federation. With his extensive legal background, Dr. Liman is poised to bring his expertise and knowledge to shape the country’s legal landscape. Accompanying him is Babatunde Ogala, a seasoned legal practitioner, designated as the Solicitor General of the Federation. Ogala’s experience will be invaluable in providing legal counsel to the government.
National Security Adviser
Nuhu Ribadu, from Adamawa State, has been appointed as the National Security Adviser. Ribadu’s distinguished career in law enforcement and intelligence makes him an ideal candidate to tackle the nation’s security challenges. His experience and strategic acumen will be crucial in maintaining peace and stability.
Ministry of Petroleum Resources and Ministry of Finance
Augustine Avuru, hailing from Delta State, will assume the role of Minister of Petroleum Resource State. With his deep understanding of the petroleum industry, Avuru is expected to navigate the complexities of the sector and promote its growth.
In the Ministry of Finance, Aisha Ahmad from Niger State has been nominated as the Minister of Finance. As an experienced banking and finance professional, Ahmad brings a wealth of expertise to guide the country’s fiscal policies. Assisting her in this role is Mr. Dapo Okubadejo from Ogun State, who will serve as the Minister of Finance State, working closely with the Minister of Finance to ensure the effective management of financial affairs.
Ministry of Work and Housing
Sen. Adam Oshomole, representing Edo State, has been entrusted with the Ministry of Work and Housing. Oshomole’s extensive knowledge of infrastructure development and governance positions him well to spearhead efforts in advancing the nation’s transportation and housing sectors. Bashir Machina, from Yobe State, will assist Oshomole as the Minister of Work and Housing State, supporting the ministry’s goals.
Ministry of Power
Sanusi Garba, from Katsina, has been appointed as the Minister of Power, responsible for overseeing the country’s power generation and distribution systems. Dr. Isiaka Olayinka Kolawole, from Oyo State, will serve as the Minister of Power State, working alongside Garba to ensure a reliable and efficient power supply.
Ministry of Education
Prof. Peter Okebukola, representing Osun State, has been nominated as the Minister of Education. With a wealth of experience in academia, Prof. Okebukola will lead efforts to enhance the nation’s educational system. Sen. Sani Bello, from Niger State, will serve as the Minister of Education State, complementing Prof. Okebukola’s vision by focusing on educational development at the state level.
Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The critical role of Minister of Defence has been entrusted to Gen. Abdulmalik Jubril (RTD). His vast experience in military affairs will be instrumental in ensuring the country’s security and defense capabilities. Prof. Osareimen Osunbor, from Edo State, will serve as the Minister of Defence State, lending his expertise to the ministry.
Fayemi Kayode, from Ekiti State, will take on the role of Minister of Foreign Affairs, responsible for managing Nigeria’s international relations. Alhaji Lawan Ya’u Roni, representing Jigawa State, will serve as the Minister of Foreign Affairs State, working alongside Kayode to promote diplomatic ties and safeguard the country’s interests abroad.
Ministry of Health and Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development
Dr. Bankole A. Johnson has been appointed as the Minister of Health. Dr. Johnson’s medical expertise will guide the country’s health policies and initiatives. Dr. Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu, from Kebbi State, will serve as the Minister of Health State, collaborating with Dr. Johnson to improve healthcare services at the state level.
Abdullahi Ganduje, from Kano State, will lead the Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development, focusing on enhancing agricultural productivity and rural development. Assisting him is Sen. Ita Enang, representing Akwa Ibom, who will serve as the Minister of Agriculture State, working to implement agricultural policies and programs.
Ministry of Transportation and Ministry of Police Affairs
Simon Lalong, from Plateau State, has been appointed as the Minister of Transportation. His experience and leadership will be crucial in improving the country’s transportation infrastructure and services. D. Kekemeke, from Ondo State, will serve as the Minister of Transportation State, assisting Lalong in his efforts to enhance the transportation sector.
Nyesome Wike, from Rivers State, will lead the Ministry of Police Affairs, overseeing the country’s law enforcement agencies. Kabiru Marafa, representing Zamfara State, will serve as the Minister of Police Affairs State, working alongside Wike to ensure effective police operations across the nation.
Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Science & Technology
Nasril El Rufai, hailing from Kaduna State, has been appointed as the Minister of Interior. With his background in governance and administration, El Rufai will oversee the nation’s internal security and promote good governance. Prince Alex Mbata, from Imo State, will serve as the Minister of Interior State, supporting El Rufai in his endeavors.
Sen. Chimaroke Nnamani, representing Enugu State, will lead the Ministry of Science & Technology. His experience and expertise will drive scientific research and technological innovation for national development. Alhaji Modu Musa, from Borno State, will serve as the Minister of Science & Technology State, working with Sen. Nnamani to harness the potential of science and technology at the state level.
Ministry of Labour & Productivity and Ministry of Budget & National Planning
Festus Keyamu, from Delta State, has been appointed as the Minister of Labour & Productivity, responsible for improving employment opportunities and ensuring fair labor practices. Mohammed Hassan, representing Yobe State, will serve as the Minister of Labour & Productivity State, collaborating with Keyamu to address labor-related issues at the state level.
David Sabo Kente, from Taraba State, will lead the Ministry of Budget & National Planning. His strategic planning skills will be instrumental in formulating and implementing the country’s development plans. Abike Dabiri, representing Lagos State, will serve as the Minister of Budget & National Planning State, supporting Kente in his endeavors.
Ministry of Special Duties and Ministry of Trade & Investment
Andy Uba, from Anambra State, will assume the role of Minister of Special Duties. His responsibilities will encompass coordinating special projects and initiatives within the government, ensuring their smooth implementation and successful outcomes. Assisting Uba in this role is Alhaji Abdullahi Bello Bodejo, representing Bauchi State, who will serve as the Minister of Special Duties State, working to support and enhance special duties at the state level.
Gboyega Oyetola, hailing from Osun State, has been nominated as the Minister of Trade & Investment. With a background in business and economic development, Oyetola is well-positioned to drive investment and trade policies that foster economic growth and attract both domestic and foreign investments. Alhaji Haddy Ametuo, representing Kogi State, will serve as the Minister of Trade & Investment State, working alongside Oyetola to promote trade and investment opportunities at the state level.
Ministry of Commerce & Industry and Ministry of Solid Mineral Development
Sen. Martin Elechi, from Ebonyi State, has been appointed as the Minister of Commerce & Industry. With his extensive experience in governance and commerce, Elechi will be responsible for formulating policies and implementing strategies that facilitate industrial growth, improve trade relations, and boost economic competitiveness. Supporting him in this endeavor is Steven Lawani, representing Benue State, who will serve as the Minister of Commerce & Industry State, focusing on promoting commerce and industrial development within the state.
Sen. Teslim Folarin, hailing from Oyo State, will lead the Ministry of Solid Mineral Development. His knowledge and understanding of the mining industry will be instrumental in developing policies and initiatives that harness the potential of Nigeria’s mineral resources while ensuring sustainable and responsible mining practices. Assisting Folarin is Jamil Isiyaku Gwamna, representing Gombe State, who will serve as the Minister of Solid Mineral Development State, working closely with Folarin to advance the mining sector at the state level.
Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Federal Capital Territory (FCT)
Ben Ayade, representing Cross River State, has been appointed as the Minister of Environment. With his focus on environmental conservation and sustainable development, Ayade will lead efforts to protect and preserve Nigeria’s natural resources, address climate change concerns, and promote environmentally-friendly policies and practices.
Assisting Ayade is Ibrahim Abdullahi Danbaba, hailing from Sokoto State, who will serve as the Minister of Environment State, collaborating with Ayade to ensure environmental sustainability and conservation efforts at the state level.
Taking charge of the Ministry of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) is Tanko Al-malkura, representing Nasarawa State. As the Minister of FCT, Al-malkura will oversee the administration and development of the capital city, Abuja, ensuring efficient urban planning, infrastructure development, and the provision of essential services to residents and visitors alike. Hon. Zaphania Jisalo, from Abuja, will serve as the Minister of FCT (State), focusing on addressing the specific needs and concerns of the FCT at the state level.
Ministry of Aviation and Ministry of Water Resources
Dr. Ibrahim Salau, hailing from Kogi State, has been nominated as the Minister of Aviation. With his background in aviation and transportation management, Salau will be responsible for the development and regulation of the aviation sector, ensuring safety, efficiency, and improved air travel experiences. Muntari Lawal, representing Katsina State, will serve as the Minister of Aviation State, working alongside Salau to promote aviation infrastructure and services at the state level.
Sadique Abubakar, from Bauchi State, will assume the role of Minister of Water Resources. With his knowledge and experience in water management and irrigation, Abubakar will focus on ensuring the sustainable use and conservation of water resources, expanding access to clean water, and developing strategies for effective water resource management. Sen. Ifeanyi Ararume, representing Imo State, will serve as the Minister of Water Resources State, collaborating with Abubakar to address water-related challenges and promote water security at the state level.
Ministry of Niger Delta and Ministry of Women Affairs
David Lyon, hailing from Bayelsa State, has been appointed as the Minister of Niger Delta. With a strong understanding of the region’s challenges and opportunities, Lyon will work to promote the development and welfare of the Niger Delta region, including initiatives to improve infrastructure, empower communities, and foster sustainable development. Gbenga Edema, representing Ondo State, will serve as the Minister of Niger Delta State, focusing on addressing the specific needs and concerns of the Niger Delta region at the state level.
Aishatu Binani, from Adamawa State, will lead the Ministry of Women Affairs. As the Minister of Women Affairs, Binani will champion gender equality, women’s empowerment, and the advancement of women’s rights. Her efforts will include implementing policies and programs that promote women’s education, health, economic empowerment, and participation in decision-making processes. Assisting Binani is Betta Edu, representing Cross River State, who will serve as the Minister of Women Affairs State, working to address the specific needs and concerns of women at the state level.
Ministry of Youth & Sports Development and Ministry of Mines & Steel Development
Barr Bello Mohammed Goronyo, representing Sokoto State, has been appointed as the Minister of Youth & Sports Development. With a focus on youth empowerment, Goronyo will work to promote youth participation, skill development, and job creation initiatives. Additionally, he will oversee the development and administration of sports programs and facilities to foster talent, improve sports performance, and boost Nigeria’s sporting achievements. Assisting Goronyo is Jay Jay Okocha, hailing from Enugu State, who will serve as the Minister of Youth & Sports Development State, focusing on youth and sports development at the state level.
Bello Matawalle, from Zamfara State, will lead the Ministry of Mines & Steel Development. His expertise in the mining industry, coupled with his commitment to sustainable development and responsible resource extraction, will guide efforts to promote the mining sector’s growth and enhance its contribution to the national economy. Assisting Matawalle is Magnus Abi, representing Rivers State, who will serve as the Minister of Mines & Steel Development State, working in tandem with Matawalle to advance the mining and steel industry at the state level.
Ministry of Information
Bayo Onanuga, hailing from Ogun State, has been nominated as the Minister of Information. With his background in journalism and media, Onanuga will lead efforts to ensure accurate and timely dissemination of information to the public, promote government transparency, and enhance the country’s image domestically and internationally. Abdulmumin Jibrin, representing Kano State, will serve as the Minister of Information State, collaborating with Onanuga to address information-related challenges and promote effective communication at the state level.
Ministry of Communication & Digital Technology
Ikechi Emenike, from Abia State, will assume the role of Minister of Communication & Digital Technology. With a focus on digital innovation and technology advancement, Emenike will drive policies and initiatives to enhance communication infrastructure, expand access to digital services, and promote the digital economy.
Eng Ahmed Yusuf, from Taraba State, will serve as the Minister of Communication & Digital Technology State, working alongside Emenike to promote digital inclusion and technological development at the state level.
Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Art and Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management & Social Development
Abubakar Badaru, representing Jigawa State, has been appointed as the Minister of Tourism, Culture & Art. Badaru’s role will involve promoting Nigeria’s rich cultural heritage, developing the tourism industry, and harnessing the potential of art and culture for economic growth and national pride. Jide Kosoko, hailing from Lagos State, will serve as the Minister of Tourism, Culture & Art State, focusing on preserving and promoting cultural diversity and artistic expressions within the state.
The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management & Social Development will be led by Alhaji Adamu Dibal, from Borno State. Dibal’s mandate will involve overseeing initiatives to address humanitarian challenges, disaster management, and social development programs, ensuring the welfare and well-being of vulnerable populations across the country. Sen. M. Okadigbo, representing Anambra State, will serve as the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management & Social Development State, working alongside Dibal to address the specific needs and concerns of the state in these areas.
With the announcement of these ministerial nominees and their designated positions, Bola Tinubu has assembled a diverse and experienced team of individuals who will play pivotal roles in shaping Nigeria’s governance and driving development across various sectors. Their expertise, regional representation, and dedication to public service are expected to contribute to the country’s progress and the realization of its development goals. As the nominees await confirmation and subsequent swearing-in, the nation eagerly anticipates their contributions to nation-building and the betterment of the lives of Nigerian citizens.