Government denies assigning portfolio to ministers

Reports say the Federal Government said portfolios have not been assigned to any minister.


The Federal Government has reacted to a list of ministerial nominees and their portfolios, allegedly assigned by President Buhari, which surfaced on the Internet, over the weekend.

Vanguard Newspapers reports that the Federal Government said portfolios have not been assigned to any minister.

Vanguard also reports that the Special Adviser to President Mohammadu Buhari, Mr. Femi Adesina, said “Any communication from the presidency must be officially singed. Was that list signed by me or Mr. Garba Shehu? Please, ignore it.”

See below, the list alleged to have been approved by Mr. President.

Agric and Natural Resources Audu Ogbeh (Benue),

Agriculture and Natural Resources, Geoffrey Onyema (Enugu),

Attorney General, James Ocholi (Kogi),

Aviation Sen Hadi Sirika (Katsina) ,

Defense Abdulrahman Dambazau(Kano),

Defence (State) Dan Ali (Zamfara),

Education; Isaac Adewole (Osun) ,

FCT (State) Solomon Dalong (Plateau),

Federal Capital Territory Abubakar Bawa Bwari (Niger),

Finance; Okechukwu Enelamah (Abia)

Finance (State) Kemi Adeosun (Ogun) ,

Foreign Affairs . Kayode Fayemi- (Ekiti),

Foreign Affairs (State) Adamu Adamu (Bauchi) ,

Health Osagie Ehanire (Edo)

Information, Communication Technology Lai Mohammed (Kwara) ,

Interior Cladius Omoleye Daramola (Ondo) ,

Labour Prof Anthony Onwuka (Imo),

Mines and Steel Development Abubakar Malami (Kebbi) ,

National Planning Amina Mohammed (Gombe),

Niger Delta Affairs; Rotimi Amaechi,

Niger Delta Affairs (State) Pastor Usani Uguru (Cross River) ,

Petroleum Ibe Kachikwu (Delta),

Police Affairs Chris Ngige (Anambra),

Power Babatunde Fashola (Lagos) ,

Sports & Youth Development Heineken Lokpobiri (Bayelsa),

Trade and Investment Udo Udo Udoma (Akwa Ibom)


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