Crop of new ministers in Nigeria.

Crop of new ministers in Nigeria.

Nigeria gets new ministers today, three months into new govt.

Three months after the inauguration of the new government of president Muhammadu Buhari, a new crop of cabinet members are being inaugurated today.

They are 43 in number. Some old ministers who served the administration from inception in 2015 have also been returned in addition to some of them who are entirely new.

An orientation course for the ministers ended yesterday with Buhari instructing the cabinet members never to approach him personally for any meeting rather, they have to go through his Chief of Staff, Malam Abba Kyari, Buhari’s Kinsman.

The portfolios of the ministers will be made public during the inauguration.

 Buhari’s campaign spokesman in the 2019 election, Festus Keyamo is one of the Ministers. Keyamo, a top lawyer in Nigeria played into the muds to deliver his candidate against all odds.

The president appointed a total of 43 ministers from the 36 states and Abuja.

Among the appointees are former Akwa Ibom State governor, Godswill Akpabio, senior lawyer Festus Keyamo, ex-Benue governor George Akume and 40 other nominees.

The president also retained Babatunde Fashola, Chris Ngige and a few other returnee ministers.

The appointments were made across the six geopolitical zones.

The Senate President noted that screening of the ministerial nominees will commence on Wednesday and “legislative activities will take the back stage.”

President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn-in for a second term on May 29 after winning re-election in February.

The constitution of his cabinet comes almost three months after his swearing-in.


Names of Ministerial Nominees State
Dr Uchechukwu Ogah Abia
Muhammad Musa Bello Adamawa
Godswill Akpabio Akwa Ibom
Chris Ngige Anambra
Sharon Ikeazor Anambra
Adamu Adamu Bauchi
Mariam Katagum Bauchi
Timipre Sylva Bayelsa
George Akume Benue
Mustapha Baba Shehuri Borno
Goddy Jedi Agba Cross River
Festus Keyamo Delta
Ogbonnaya Onu Ebonyi
Osagie Ehanire Edo
Clement Anade Agba Edo
Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo Ekiti
Geoffrey Onyeama Enugu
Ali Isa Ibrahim Pantami Gombe
Emeka Nwajiuba Imo
Suleiman Adamu Jigawa
Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed Kaduna
Mohammed Mahmoud Kaduna
Sabo Nanono Kano
Maj Gen. Bashir Magashi Kano
Hadi Sirika Katsina
Abubakar Malami Kebbi
Ramatu Tijani Kogi
Lai Mohammed Kwara
Gbemisola Saraki Kwara
Babatunde Raji Fashola Lagos
Adeleke Mamora Lagos
Mohammed H. Abdullahi Nasarawa
Zubairu Dada Niger
Olamilekan Adegbiti Ogun
Tayo Alasoadura Ondo
Rauf Aregbesola Osun
Sunday Dare Oyo
Pauline Tallen Plateau
Rotimi Amaechi Rivers
Mohammed Maigari Dangadi Sokoto
Saleh Mamman Taraba
Abubakar B. Aliyu Yobe
Sadiya Umar Faruk Zamfara


Editorial Chief, Nigerian Bureau

Kings UBA is a Nigerian journalist and writer. I have reported for major local and international news organisations. I write satire. In 2017, I started contributing stories primarily to Discover Africa News Network. I can be reached on I currently manage Discover Africa News social media handles