President Goodluck Jonathan has announced former Kano State Governor, Ibrahim Shekarau, as the new minister of Education.
The former governor is one of the four nominees cleared by the Senate last week.
The President made the announcement after swearing in the new ministers shortly before the commencement of the weekly Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting in Abuja today
The other ministers and their new portfolio are Stephen Oru, minister of Niger Delta Affairs; Adedayo Adeyeye, minister of State, Works; and Abdul Bulama, minister of Science and Technology.
President Jonathan also directed the former minister of state, Works, Bashir Yuguda, to take over as minister of state, Finance.
Yuguda is, however, to continue supervising the ministry of National Planning until a substantive minister is announced.
While congratulating the new cabinet members, the President urged them to live up to expectation, noting that had come at a critical stage in the country’s development.