Tinubu Backtracks, Names Minister for Ministry of Niger Delta and Reassigns Some Portfolios

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Read about the latest developments as Tinubu backtracks on ministerial appointments. A new minister has been named for the , along with portfolio reassignments. Stay updated with the latest political changes.

 

In a recent move that has sent ripples through Nigeria’s political landscape, President has announced a significant reshuffling of the list of ministers-designate and their respective portfolios. The adjustment comes as part of the President’s efforts to optimize his administration’s capabilities and ensure efficient governance.

 

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One of the notable changes involves the Ministry of Niger Delta Development, which has been reassigned to Abubakar Momoh. Initially designated for the federal Ministry of Youth, Momoh’s new responsibility underscores the President’s commitment to enhancing development in the Niger Delta region.

A statement released by Ajuri Ngelale, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, confirmed that the changes also encompassed a swapping of ministries for several ministers-designate. The reassignments reflect a strategic effort to align expertise with the demands of specific portfolios.

A prominent figure affected by this shuffle is former Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola. He has been re-assigned to head the newly established Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy. This move signals the administration’s intent to harness ’s aquatic resources for economic growth and sustainability.

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In a complementary change, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, who was initially slated for the Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy, will now take on the role of minister-designate for the Ministry of Interior.

 

The statement read: “President Bola Tinubu has approved the redeployment of Engr. Abubakar Momoh from the Federal Ministry of Youth to the Federal Ministry of Niger Delta Development.

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“The Federal Ministry of Youth is to be re-assigned to a Minister-Designate soon.

 

“The Ministers-Designate allocated to the Federal Ministries of Transportation, Interior, and Marine & Blue Economy have been reshuffled as follows: (A) H.E. Adegboyega Oyetola is redeployed as the Honourable Minister of Marine & Blue Economy; (B) Hon. Bunmi Tunji-Ojo is redeployed as the Honourable Minister of Interior; and (C) Hon. Sa’idu Alkali is redeployed as the Honourable Minister of Transportation.

 

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“Furthermore, both Ministers of State in the Oil & Gas sector are now domiciled in the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources with the following designations: (i) Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri is the Hon. Minister of State (Oil), Petroleum Resources; (ii) Hon. Ekperipe Ekpo is the Hon. Minister of State (Gas), Petroleum Resources

 

“The President approves the renaming of the Federal Ministry of Environment and Ecological Management as the Federal Ministry of Environment. All aforementioned changes take immediate effect by these directives of the President.”

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What you need to know .

Abubakar Momoh is now the minister for Ministry of Niger Delta .

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