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Yar’Adua Shuffles His Team; Appoints Akunyili As Information Minister

Posted by The PM News on 2008/12/17 | Views: 2585 |

Yar’Adua Shuffles His Team; Appoints Akunyili As Information Minister


President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, this afternoon, unveiled his ministerial team, with, at least, one appointee, Professor Dora Akunyili, appearing to be miscast for the job of information and communications minister.

President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, this afternoon, unveiled his ministerial team, with, at least, one appointee, Professor Dora Akunyili, appearing to be miscast for the job of information and communications minister.


The former Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, was asked, today, to oversee the ministry once handled by John Odey. The latter is now the environment minister. At worse, observers expected Dora to be appointed into the health ministry, either as a senior or junior minister. Now, the ministry will be overseen by Professor Babatunde Osotimehin as minister, while Dr. A.I Hong will serve as minister of state.



The reshuffling also saw Dr. Shamsudeen Usman, the former finance minister, appointed as deputy chairman of the Federal Executive Council as well as National Planning Minister. Mr. Remi Babalola, the minister of state in the finance ministry, was not moved. He retained his junior ministerial position, meaning that no substantive finance minister emerged today.




The ministry of education went to Dr. Sam Egwu, while the headship of the Federal Capital Territory was given to Senator Aliero. Both appointees were former governors and colleagues of the president, when he was governor of Katsina state.



The newly created Niger Delta Ministry will be headed by Elder G. Orubebe.







Here Is The Full Ministerial List:























































































































1


Chief Mike Aondoakaa


Hon. Attorney-Gen. & Minister of Justice


2


Dr. S. Abba Ruma


Hon. Minister of Agric & Water Resources


3


Mrs. Fidelia A. Njeze


Hon. Min. of State, Agric & Water Resources


4


Mr. Babatunde Omotoba


Hon. Minister of Aviation


5


Senator Bello J. Gada


Hon. Minister of Culture & Tourism


6


Dr. Shettima Mustapha


Hon. Minister of Defence


7


Mr. Ademola Seriki


Hon. Minister of State, Defence


8


Dr. Sam Egwu


Hon. Minister of Education


9


Hajia Aishatu Dukku


Hon. Minister of State, Education


10


Mr. John Odey


Hon. Minister of Environment


11


Senator M.A. Aliero


Hon. Minister of the FCT


12


Mr. J.C. Odom


Hon. Minister of State, FCT


13


Mr. Remi Babalola


Hon. Minister of State, Finance


14


Chief Ojo Maduekwe


Hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs


15


Alhaji Jibril Maigari


Hon. Minister of State, F.A., I


16


Ambassador Bagudu Hirse


Hon. Minister of State, F.A., II


17


Prof. B. Osotimehin


Hon. Minister of Health


18


Dr. A.I. Hong


Hon. Minister of State, Health


19


Prof. D. Akunyili


Hon. Minister of Information & Communication


20


Alhaji Aliyu Ikra Bilbis


Hon. Minister of State, Information & Communication


21


General Godwin Abbe(Retd)


Hon. Minister of Interior


22


Chief A. Kayode


Hon. Minister of Labour


23


Mrs. Deziani Allison- Madueke


Hon. Minister of Mines & Steel Development


24


Dr. Shamsudeen Usman


Deputy Chairman/Hon. Minister of National Planning Commission


25


Elder G. Orubebe


Hon. Minister of State, Niger Delta Affairs


26


Dr. Rilwanu Lukman


Hon. Minister of Petroleum


27


Mr. O. Ajumogobia


Hon. Minister of State, Petroleum


28


Dr. I.Y. Lame


Hon. Minister of Police Affairs

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