Ministerial List in Nigeria: It is important that you know the various ministers in Nigeria, the ministry they head, and their portfolios. Perhaps, you may wonder what you need this information for.
In this article, we shall be guiding you through the current ministerial list in Nigeria. Also, you shall read about the ministers heading those ministries and their state of origin.
Let me remind you that, as a student, you may find questions bordering on this during some current affair examination. Also, it is pertinent you are abreast with information like to be able to show concern on national matters.
Furthermore, some national employment and recruitment requests about your knowledge of information like this during interviews. Thus, you see, it is pertinent you have this knowledge.How the Ministerial List in Nigeria is formed
In Nigeria, the system of appointing ministers is via geo-political zones. In other words, the list is to inculcate all facet of the nation. Thus, it is not to focus on an aspect of the nation.
Additionally, this means that the ministers must come from the 36 states that make up Nigeria. And it should include the Federal Capital Territory, FCT. Thus, making it 37.The Current Ministerial List in Nigeria
Currently, Nigeria has 44 Ministers. And they are managing 28 ministries. Also, these ministers were appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Furthermore, the Ministers directly report to the President. And the President has the power to hire (though by the rectification of the legislative arm of the government of the nation) and fire any of them.
The following are current serving Ministers in Nigeria, their portfolio, and state of origin:
1. Uchechukwu Ogah
He is the Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development. And he is from Abia State.
2. Muhammad Bello
This is the Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT). And he comes from Adamawa State.
3. Godswill Akpabio
He is from Akwa Ibom State. And he is the Minister of Niger Delta
4. Chris Ngige
This is the Minister of Labor and Employment. Chris Ngige comes from Anambra state.
5. Sharon Ikeazu
Sharon is the Minister of State for Environment. And Sharon comes from Anambra State.
6. Adamu Adamu
This is the Minister of Education. And he is from Bauchi state.
7. Mariam Katagum
Mariam is from Bauchi state. And this is the Minister of State for Industry, Trade, and Investment.
8. Timipre Sylva
Sylva is from Bayelsa State. And he is the Minister of State, Petroleum under the President.
9. George Akume
George Akume comes from Benue State. And he is the Minister of Special Duties.
10. Mustapha Baba Shehuri
This man is from Borno State. And he is the Minister of State, Agriculture and Rural Development.Continue on the List
11. Goddy Jedy Agba
He is from Cross River State. And he is the Minister of State, Power.
12. Festus Keyamo
Keyamo is from Delta State. Also, he is the Minister of State, Niger Delta.
13. Ogbonnaya Onu
Ebonyi State is where Ogbonnaya Onu comes from. And he is the Minister of Science and Technology.
14. Osagie Ehanire
Edo State is where he comes from. And he is the Minister of Health.
15. Clement Ike
He is the Minister of Budget and National Planning. And he comes from Edo State.
16. Richard Adeniyi Adebayo
He is from Ekiti State. And he is the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment.
17. Geoffrey Onyeama
He is from Enugu State. And he is the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
18. Ali Isa Pantami
Ali Isa Pantami comes from Gombe State. And he is the Minister of Communications.
19. Emeka Nwajiuba
Emeka comes from Imo State. And he is the Minister of State, Education.
20. Suleiman Adamu
Jigawa State is where Suleiman Adamu comes from. And he is the Minister of Water Resources.
Below are more names on the ministerial list in Nigeria:Zainab Ahmed (Kaduna State) -Minister of Finance Muhammad Mahmood (Kaduna State) -Minister of Environment Sabo Nanono (Kano State) -Minister of Agriculture and Development Major General Bashir Salihi Magashi (Kano State) -Minister of Defence Hadi Sirika (Katsina State) -Minister of Aviation Abubakar Malami (Kebbi State) -Minister of Justice Ramatu Tijjani (Kogi State) -Minister of State, FCT Lai Mohammed (Kwara State) – Minister of Information and Culture Gbemisola Saraki (Kwara State) -Minister of State, Transportation Babatunde Fashola (Lagos State) -Minister of Works and HousingMore Names on the Ministerial List in Nigeria Adeleke Mamora (Lagos State) -Minister of State, Health Mohammed H. Abdullahi (Nasarawa State) -Minister of State, Science, and Technology Zubair Dada (Niger State) -Minister of State, Foreign Affairs Olamilekan Adegbite (Ogun State) -Minister of Mines and Steel development Tayo Alasoadura (Ondo State) -Minister of State, Labor Rauf Aregbesola (Osun State) -Minister of Interior Sunday Dare (Oyo State) -Minister of Youths and Sports Paulen Talen (Plateau State) -Minister of Women Affairs Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers State) -Minister of Transportation Maigarai Dingyadi (Sokoto State) Minister of Police Affairs Sale Mamman (Taraba State) -Minister of Power Abubakar D. Aliyu (Yobe State) -Minister of State for Works and Housing Sadiya Umar Faruk (Zamfara State) -Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development President Muhammed Buhari (Katsina State) –Minister of Petroleum.
The above is the current serving ministers in Nigeria.
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