President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday swore in seven new ministers to replace the recently resigned ministers. The sworn in ministers took their oath of office before the commencement of the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC).
President Muhammadu Buhari in his admonition to the new ministers encouraged them “to carry out their duties with diligence and sincerity of purpose.”
- The FEC members observed a one-minute silence in honor of outgoing Secretary-General of OPEC Mohammed Barkindo who died in the late hours of Tuesday.
- The new ministers are Henry Ikoh (Abia), Umana Okon Umana (Akwa-Ibom), Udi Odum (Rivers), Ademola Adegoroye (Ondo), Umar Ibrahim El-Yakub (Kano), Goodluck Nana Opiah (Imo) and Ekumankama Nkama (Ebonyi).
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- President Muhammadu Buhari ordered all the ministers with political ambitions in the 2023 general elections to resign from the cabinet.
- This directive triggered the resignation of some ministers, including Rotimi Amaechi, Godswill Akpabio, Ogbonnaya Onu, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba and many others.
- Other ministers, including the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, dumped their political ambition to retain his position as a minister.