The President of the federal republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn in seven new ministers to his cabinet.
The new seven ministers appointed were nominees forwarded by the president and confirmed last week by the Senate. The ministers sworn in today will replace the former ministers who resigned to partake in the last presidential primary election.
Before the swearing-in, a minute silence was observed in honor of the Secretary-General of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Mohammed Barkindo, who died in Abuja on Tuesday night at the age of 63.
The new ministers took the oath of office shortly before the commencement of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the council chambers of the State House in Abuja.
The new ministers were assigned a portfolio while some old ministers were moved to new ministries. They will now join the Buhari administration which has less than one year left in office.
The swearing-in of the ministers at the Federal Executive Council (FEC) was done in two batches of four and three each. The first batch comprised the following names;
Henry Ikechukwu Ikoh – Abia State
Umana Okon Umana – Akwa Ibom State
Odum Odih – Rivers State
Ademola Adewole Adegoroye – Ondo State.
While the second batch included
Umar Ibrahim El-Yakub – Kano State
Goodluck Nnana Opiah – Imo State Egwumakama Joseph Nkama – Ebonyi State