Cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari
The Cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari consists of the ministers appointed in the Buhari Administration to take responsibility for each of the government ministries of Nigeria following the 2015 elections.
|Cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari|
cabinet of Nigeria
|Date formed||September 2015 (?)|
|People and organisations|
|Head of state||Muhammadu Buhari|
|Head of government||Muhammadu Buhari|
|Member party||All Progressives Congress|
|Opposition party||People's Democratic Party|
|Predecessor||Cabinet of President Goodluck Jonathan|
In an interview published by Vanguard on 19 April 2015, Buhari, whose administration was to begin on 29 May 2015, said he would assemble a small cabinet that might be active before the official ceremony. On 31 May 2015 Buhari was reported to have said he would break with the People's Democratic Party (PDP) tradition where ministers were nominated by governors. [a] He would look for people who were competent, dedicated and experienced. On 1 July 2015 a spokesman for the president said that Buhari would delay selecting a cabinet until September. He wanted to eliminate prior corruption before the new ministers were appointed. Another spokesman said that the delay was "nothing out of the ordinary" compared to the formation of previous cabinets. However, a London-based economist said the delay would not be well received by investors.
On the night of 30 September, TheCable, an online newspaper in Nigeria, reported a list of 21 names submitted to Senate President Bukola Saraki for screening and confirmation. On 11 November, a cabinet of 36 ministers from each of the 36 states of Nigeria was sworn in.
Commander-in-chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces
Minister of Petroleum
|Vice President||Yemi Osinbajo||2015–|
|Minister of Justice
|Minister of Foreign Affairs||Geoffrey Onyeama||2015–|
|Minister of Finance||Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed||2018–|
|Minister of Defence||Mansur Dan Ali||2015–|
|Minister of Education||Adamu Adamu||2015–|
|Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment||Okechukwu Enelamah||2015–|
|Minister of Labour and Employment||Chris Ngige||2015–|
|Minister of Federal Capital Territory||Mohammed Musa Bello||2015–|
|Minister of Science and Technology||Ogbonnaya Onu||2015–|
|Minister of Solid Minerals||Kayode Fayemi||2015–2018|
|Minister of Interior||Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau||2015–|
|Minister of Budget and National Planning||Udoma Udo Udoma||2015–|
|Minister of Power, Works and Housing||Babatunde Fashola||2015–|
|Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development||Audu Ogbeh||2015–|
|Minister of Transportation||Rotimi Amaechi||2015–|
|Minister of Health||Isaac Adewole||2015–|
|Minister of Women Affairs||Aisha Alhassan||2015–|
|Minister of Niger Delta||Usani Uguru Usani||2015–|
|Minister of Information||Lai Mohammed||2015–|
|Minister of Environment||Amina J. Mohammed||2015–2016|
|Minister of Water Resources||Suleiman Adamu Kazaure||2015–|
|Minister of Youth and Sports||Solomon Dalung||2015–|
|Minister of State for Aviation||Sirika Hadi||2015–|
|Minister of State for Environment||Ibrahim Usman Jibril||2015–2018|
|Minister of State for Foreign Affairs||Khadija Bukar Abba Ibrahim||2015–|
|Minister of State for Solid Minerals||Bawa Bwari Abubakar||2015–|
|Minister of State for Health||Osagie Ehanire||2015–|
|Minister of State for Niger Delta||Omole Daramola||2015–|
|Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing||Mustapha Baba Shehuri||2015–|
|Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing||Suleiman Hassan||2017–|
|Minister of State for Education||Anthony Onwuka||2015–|
|Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development||Heineken Lokpobiri||2015–|
|Minister of State for Labour and Employment||Stephen Ocheni||2017– **|
|Minister of State for Budget and National Planning||Zainab Ahmed||2015–|
|Minister for Communication||Abdur-Raheem Adebayo Shittu||2015–|
|Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment||Aisha Abubakar||2015–|
|Minister of State for Petroleum||Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu||2015–|
** Predecessor, James Ocholi, died in office
Zainab Ahmed is now the Minister of Finance after she was confirmed by President Muhammadu Buhari
- By convention, the cabinet contains a minister or minister of state from each of the 36 states.
- Levinus Nwabughiogu (2015-04-19). "Why my cabinet will be small". Vanguard (Nigeria). Retrieved 2015-07-02.
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- "The Federal Executive Council". Federal Ministry of Communication Technology. Retrieved 2015-07-03.
- Chris Kay (2015-07-01). "Buhari Delays Nigerian Cabinet Appointments to September". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2015-07-02.
- "EXCLUSIVE: Fashola, Amaechi, Ngige, Onu, Lai, Kachikwu make Buhari's ministerial list - TheCable". TheCable. 2015-09-30. Retrieved 2018-04-26.
- Omololu Ogunmade (2015-10-01). "Buhari's Team of Champions Unveiled". Abuja: ThisDay Live. Archived from the original (Web) on 2015-10-05. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
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