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Buhari swears in seven new ministers, reshuffles cabinet




PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has sworn in seven newly appointed ministers.

The President administered the oath of office on the new minuster before the commencement of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.

Buhari had on July 21, nominated the seven ministers to replace members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) who resigned to seek elective positions in the 2023 general elections.

The new ministers sworn in 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).

Buhari urged the new ministers to consider their emergence as a call to duty that demands diligent service to the nation.

The President also did a minor reshuffling of his cabinet by moving some of the ministers from their present portfolio to others.

Umana was named the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs; Gbemisola Saraki moved from Minister of State for Transportation to Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development; Olorunimbe Mammora moved from Minister of State for Health to Minister of State, Science, Technology and Innovation, while Sharon Ikeazor moved from Environment to Minister of State Niger Delta Affairs.

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Other appointments are Muazu Jaji Sambo, Minister of Transportation; Umar Ibrahim El Yakubu, Minister of State Works and Housing; Goodluck Nanah Opiah, Minister of State Education; Ekumankama Joseph Nkama, Minister of State Heath; Ikoh Henry Ikechukwu, Minister of State, Science and Technology; Odum Udi, Minister of State, Environment, and Ademola Adewole Adegoroye, Minister of State, Transportation.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to Government of the Federation Boss Mustapha and Chief of Staff to the President Ibrahim Gambari attended the FEC meeting.

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