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Swearing in of Nigeria’s cabinet ministers concludes, ministries revealed

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Who is in President Muhammadu Buhari's cabinet? PHOTO: Chatham House

The swearing in of Nigeria’s  cabinet ministers at President Muhammadu Buhari’s villa in capital Abuja has concluded.

Buhari’s cabinet comes after more than a five month delay, earning the president the nickname “Baba Go Slow” from fellow Nigerians. 

The former military ruler, took office in May after winning elections in March on the back of promises to root out corruption.

Buhari was expected to have appointed a cabinet by the end of September but as the deadline passed he had only named himself as minister, for oil. 

The ministers are as follows:

1. Chris Ngige – (Anambra) - Labour and Employment 
2. Kayode Fayemi- (Ekiti) - Minister of Solid Minerals
3. Rotimi Amaechi – (Rivers) - Transport Minister
4. Babatunde Fashola -(Lagos) Minister of Power, Works and Housing
5. Abdulrahman Dambazau- (Kano) Interior Minister s
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) State Minister of Aviation
11. Barr. Adebayo Shittu – (Oyo) - Minister of Communication
12. Suleiman Adamu – (Jigawa) Minister of Water Resources
13. Solomon Dalong – (Plateau) - Minister of Youth and Sports
14. Ibe Kachikwu – (Delta) - State Minister of Petroleum
15. Osagie Ehanire – (Edo) State Minister of Health
16. Audu Ogbeh – (Benue) Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development
17. Udo Udo Udoma – (Akwa Ibom) - Budget & National Planning
18. Lai Mohammed – (Kwara) - Minister of Information
19. Amina Mohammed – (Gombe) - Minister of Environment
20. Ibrahim Usman Jibril – (Nasarawa) - State Minister of Environment
21. Hajia Khadija Bukar Ibrahim- (Yobe) State Minister of Foreign Affairs
22. Cladius Omoleye Daramola (Ondo) - State Minister of Niger Delta
23. Prof Anthony Onwuka (Imo) State Minister of Education
24. Geoffrey Onyema (Enugu) - Minister of Foreign Affairs
25. Dan Ali (Zamfara) - Minister of Defence
26. Barr James Ocholi (Kogi) State  Minister of Labour and Employment
27. Zainab Ahmed (Kaduna) State Minister of Budget and National Planning**
28. Okechukwu Enelamah (Abia) - Minister of Industry trade and Investment
29. Muhammadu Bello (Adamawa) - Minister of FCT
30. Mustapha Baba Shehuri (Bornu) - State Minister of Power, Works and Housing
31. Aisha Abubakar (unknown) - State Minister of Industry trade and Investment
32. Heineken Lokpobiri (Bayelsa) - State Minister of Agriculture
33. Adamu Adamu (Bauchi) - Minister of Education
34. Isaac Adewole (Osun) - Minister of Health
35. Abubakar Bawa Bwari (Niger) State Minister of Solid minerals
36. Pastor Usani Uguru (Cross River) - Minister of Niger Delta 

(READ MORE: Is Nigeria's President Buhari the right person for the oil ministry? and Nigeria President Buhari's economic blueprint)

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