June 24, 2024

President Tinubu amends ministry nomenclature, announces new minister-designate for Niger Delta

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has directed the redeployment of Engr. Abubakar Momoh from the Federal Ministry of Youth to the Federal Ministry of Niger Delta Development.

He maintained that the Federal Ministry of Youth is to be re-assigned to a Minister-Designate soon.

Ajuri Ngelale, the Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity disclosed this in a signed statement on Sunday, August 20, 2023.

According to him, the Ministers-Designate allocated to the Federal Ministries of Transportation, Interior and Marine & Blue Economy have also been reshuffled.

Ajuri said, “H.E. Adegboyega Oyetola is redeployed as the Honourable Minister of Marine & Blue Economy;

“Hon. Bunmi Tunji-Ojo is redeployed as the Honourable Minister of Interior.

“Hon. Sa’idu Alkali is redeployed as the Honourable Minister of Transportation.”

The statement read in part:

Furthermore, both Ministers of State in the Oil & Gas sector are now domiciled in the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources with the following designations:

(i)  Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri is the Hon. Minister of State (Oil), Petroleum Resources;

(ii) Hon. Ekperipe Ekpo is the Hon. Minister of State (Gas), Petroleum Resources.

The President approves the renaming of the Federal Ministry of Environment and Ecological Management as the Federal Ministry of Environment.

All aforementioned changes take immediate effect by these directives of the President.

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