BREAKING: Buhari swears in 7 new Ministers [Full list]
Seven new Ministers who have been vetted and confirmed by the Senate were sworn in by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday.
The swearing-in took place at the Federal Executive Council (FEC) in two batches of four and three.
The first set was Henry Ikechukwu Ikoh – Abia State, Umana Okon Umana – Akwa Ibom State, Odum Odih – Rivers State, and Ademola Adewole Adegoroye – Ondo State.
The second batch included Umar Ibrahim El-Yakub – Kano State, Goodluck Nnana Opiah – Imo State and Egwumakama Joseph Nkama – Ebonyi State.
Before the swearing-in, a minute’s silence was observed in honour of Mohammed Barkindo, the 4th Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Secretary-General, who died at the age of 63 on Tuesday.
Last Tuesday, the Senate eventually received the list of seven nominees from Buhari for consideration and confirmation as Ministers.
They will replace Ministers who resigned in May 2022 to pursue their political ambition.
The new Ministers will now join the Buhari administration which has less than one year left in office.