Federal Ministries of Nigeria
The Federal Ministries of Nigeria are civil service departments that are responsible for delivering various types of government service. Each ministry is headed by a Permanent Secretary who reports to a Minister in the Federal Cabinet. Some government functions are provided by "commissions" or parastatals (government-owned corporations) that may be independent or associated with a ministry.
At times, ministries are amalgamated and at other times they are split. Thus Halima Tayo Alao was appointed Minister of Environment and Housing on 26 July 2007 by President Umaru Yar'Adua. After a cabinet reshuffle, in December 2008 Nduese Essien was appointed Minister of Environment and Hassan Muhammed Lawal was appointed Minister of Works and Housing. On 6 April 2010, Mohammed Daggash was appointed Minister of Works and Nduese Essien was appointed Minister of Lands, Housing & Urban Development. The table below lists current or past ministries.
|Agriculture||Regulates agricultural research, agriculture and national resources, forestry and veterinary research||http://fmard.gov.ng/|
|Aviation||Regulates air travel and aviation services||http://aviation.gov.ng/|
|Defence||Consists of the defence services headquarters, the Nigerian Army, the Nigerian Air Force, the Nigerian Navy, and other defence agencies and departments||http://www.defence.gov.ng/|
|Education||Directs education in Nigeria||http://www.education.gov.ng/|
|Energy||See Petroleum Resources and Power|
|Environment||Regulates Environmental issues||http://environment.gov.ng/|
|Federal Capital Territory||Administers the Federal Capital Territory (Abuja)||http://fct.gov.ng/v2/|
|Finance||Manages, controls and monitors federal revenues and expenditures||http://www.finance.gov.ng|
|Foreign Affairs||Charged with the responsibility for the formulation, articulation, and pursuit of Nigerian foreign policy trust and objectives.||http://www.mfa.gov.ng/|
|Health||Develop and implements policies and programs and undertakes other actions to deliver health services||https://web.archive.org/web/20091211221814/http://www.fmh.gov.ng/|
|Information||To establish and maintain a robust information dissemination mechanism that promotes our tourism potentials and enhances our cultural values.||https://web.archive.org/web/20120924034041/http://fmi.gov.ng/|
|Interior||Conducts Nigeria's Internal Policy and International Relations, and other duties related to foreign countries and Nigerians abroad.||http://www.fmi-ng.org/aboutus.htm|
|Justice||Brings cases before the judiciary that are initiated or assumed by the government. Headed by the Attorney General, who is also Minister of Justice||http://www.justice.gov.ng/|
|Labour and Productivity||Concerned with relations between workers and employees.|
|Lands & Urban Development||Formerly part of the Ministry of Works|
|Mines and Steel Development||Encourages development of the country’s solid mineral resources||http://minesandsteel.gov.ng|
|Niger Delta||Coordinates efforts to tackle the challenges of infrastructural development, environment protection and youth empowerment in the Niger Delta||http://nigerdelta.gov.ng/|
|Petroleum Resources||Regulates upstream production and downstream distribution of petroleum products||http://petroleumresources.gov.ng/|
|Power||Currently merged with the Ministry of works and Housing|
|Science & Technology||Charts the course of Scientific and Technological development of the nation||http://www.fmst.gov.ng/index.php|
|Trade and Investment||Regulates trade and investment|
|Tourism, Culture & National Orientation|
|Water Resources||Formed from Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources in April 2010.|
|Women Affairs||Promotes the development of women with equal rights and corresponding responsibilities|
|Federal Civil Service||Executive body that has the authority to make appointments and transfers, and to exercise disciplinary control over all Federal Civil Servants||http://fedcivilservice.gov.ng|
|National Planning||Responsible for formulating medium term and long term economic and development plans for the Nation||http://www.npc.gov.ng/|
|Police Formation and Command|
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- George Oji (7 April 2010). "Jonathan Takes Over Ministry of Power". ThisDay. Retrieved 2011-02-27.