President Muhammadu Buhari finally inaugurated his ministers after months of anticipation, and as expected, there are a few surprises.
See full list of ministers according to geo-political zones
President Muhammadu Buhari's ministers show a list that has every state represented at the Federal Capital Territory.
Below is a breakdown of the ministers according to Nigeria's 6 Geo-political zones:
North-Central, North-East, North-West, South-East, South-South, and South-West.
This region has 3 senior ministers and 3 ministers of state.
Benue - Chief Audu Ogbeh: Agriculture
Kogi - Mr James Ocholi: State, Labour & Employment
Kwara - Alh Lai Mohammed: Information & Culture
Nassarawa - Alh Ibrahim Usman Jibril: State, Environment
Niger - Hon Abubakar Bwari: State, Solid Minerals
Plateau - Mr Solomon Dalong: Youth & Sports
This is the region of the country worst hit by insurgency. It has 4 senior ministers and 2 ministers of state.
Adamawa - Alh Muhammadu Bello: FCT
Bauchi - Malam Adamu Adamu: Education
Borno - Hon Mustapha Shehuri: State, Power,Works & Housing
Gombe - Mrs Amina Mohammed: Environment
Taraba - Sen Aisha Al-Hassan: Women Affairs
Yobe - Hon Khadija Bukar Abba-Ibrahim: State, Foreign Affairs
This region has some of the most influential states in the North including a commercial nerve. It produced 4 senior ministers and 3 ministers of state.
Jigawa - Engr Suleiman Adamu: Water Resources
Kaduna - Mrs Zainab Ahmed Usman: State,Budget & National Planning
Kano - Lt-Gen Ibrahim Danbazzau(Rtd): Interior
Katsina - Sen Hadi Sirika: State, Transport(Aviation)
Kebbi - Mr Abubakar Malami: Justice
Sokoto - Ms Aisha Abubakar: State, Industries, Trade & Investments
Zamfara - Brig-Gen Dan Alli(Rtd):Defence
South-EastThis is one of Nigeria's most enterprising hubs with two commercial hubs and so much untapped potential. It has 4 senior ministers and 1 minister of state in critical portfolios, these include:
Abia - Dr Okwechukwu Enelamah: Industries,Trade & Investment
Anambra - Sen(Dr) Chris Ngige: Labour & Employment
Ebonyi - Dr Ogbonnaya Onu: Science & Technology
Enugu - Mr Geoffrey Onyema: Foreign Affairs
Imo - Prof Anthony Onwuka: State, Education
This region is the oil capital of Nigeria. It has 3 senior ministers and 3 ministers of state with strategic and vital portfolios.Akwa Ibom - Senator Udoma Udo Udoma: Budget & National Planning
Bayelsa - Sen Heineken Lokpobiri: State, Agriculture
Cross River - Pastor Usani Uguru: Niger-Delta Affairs
Delta - Dr Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu: State, Petroleum
Edo - Dr Osagie Ehanire: State, Health
Rivers - Rt Hon Rotimi Amaechi: Transportation
This region is most notable for having Nigeria's commercial capital. Its has 5 senior ministers and 1 minister of state. It is also noteworthy that the ministers in this region are going to be key in shaping the current administration.
Ekiti - Dr Kayode Fayemi: Solid Minerals
Lagos - Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola: Power, Works & Housng
Ogun - Mrs Kemi Adeosun: Finance
Ondo Prof Claudius Daramola: State, Niger-Delta Affairs
Osun- Prof Isaac Adewole: Health
Oyo Mr Adebayo Shittu: Communications
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