Muhammadu Buhari
Nigeria's president, Muhammadu Buhari, nominated cabinet members earlier in October  Reuters

A new cabinet has been announced in Nigeria as 36 ministers were sworn in before President Muhammadu Buhari during an official ceremony at the presidential villa in the federal capital of Abuja. The ministers were nominated by Buhari in October, nearly six months after the new leader took office following his presidential election victory.

The leader said he wanted to make sure the nominated people would not misuse the country's resources as, he alleged, billions of dollars worth of funds had been stolen during previous administrations.

Buhari appointed himself the country's oil minister and nominated the new head of the state-owned Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, as junior minister of petroleum resources.

Here is a full list of cabinet ministers and their portfolios:

  • 1. Chris Ngige (Anambra) Minister of Labour & Employment
  • 2. Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti) Minister of Solid Minerals
  • 3. Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers) Minister of Transportation
  • 4. Babatunde Fashola (Lagos) Minister of Power, Works and Housing
  • 5. Abdulrahman Dambazau (Kano) Minister of Interior
  • 6. Aisha Alhassan (Taraba) Minister of Women Affairs
  • 7. Ogbonaya Onu (Ebonyi) Minister of Science and Technology
  • 8. Kemi Adeosun (Ogun) Minister of Finance
  • 9. Abubakar Malami (Kebbi) Minister of Justice
  • 10. Sen Hadi Sirika (Katsina) Minister of State, Aviation
  • 11. Barr. Adebayo Shittu (Oyo) Minister of Communication
  • 12. Suleiman Adamu (Jigawa) Minister of Water Resources
  • 13. Solomon Dalong (Plateau) Minister for Youth and Sports
  • 14. Ibe Kachikwu (Delta) Minister of State, Petroleum
  • 15. Osagie Ehanire (Edo) Minister of State, Health
  • 16. Audu Ogbeh (Benue) Minister of Agriculture
  • 17. Udo Udo Udoma (Akwa Ibom) Minister of Budget & National Planning
  • 18. Lai Mohammed (Kwara) Minister of Information
  • 19. Amina Mohammed (Gombe) Minister of Environment
  • 20. Ibrahim Usman Jibril (Nasarawa) Minister of State, Environment
  • 21. Hajia Khadija Bukar Ibrahim (Yobe) Minister of State, Foreign Affairs
  • 22. Cladius Omoleye Daramola (Ondo) Minister of State, Niger Delta
  • 23. Prof Anthony Onwuka (Imo) Minister of State, Education
  • 24. Geoffrey Onyema (Enugu) Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 25. Dan Ali (Zamfara) Minister of Defence
  • 26. Barr James Ocholi (Kogi) Minister of State, Labour & Employment
  • 27. Zainab Ahmed (Kaduna) Minister of State Budget and National Planning
  • 28. Okechukwu Enelamah (Abia) Trade, Investment & Industry
  • 29. Muhammadu Bello (Adamawa) Minister of Federal Capital Territory
  • 30. Mustapha Baba Shehuri (Bornu) Minister of State, Power
  • 31. Aisha Abubakar (Sokoto) Minister of State, Trade & Investment
  • 32. Heineken Lokpobiri (Bayelsa) Minister of State, Agriculture
  • 33. Adamu Adamu (Bauchi) Minister of Education
  • 34. Isaac Adewole (Osun) Minister of Health
  • 35. Abubakar Bawa Bwari (Niger) Minister of State, Solid Minerals
  • 36. Pastor Usani Uguru (Cross River) Minister of Niger Delta
  • 37. President Muhammadu Buhari- Minister of Petroleum

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