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.[1] Some government functions are provided by "commissions" or parastatals (government-owned corporations) that may be independent or associated with a ministry.[2]

Ministries edit

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.[3] 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.[4] On 6 April 2010, Mohammed Daggash was appointed Minister of Works and Nduese Essien was appointed Minister of Lands, Housing & Urban Development.[5] The table below lists current or past ministries.

Ministry Notes Website
Agriculture Regulates agricultural research, agriculture and national resources, forestry and veterinary research fmard.gov.ng/
Art, Culture & The Creative Economy
Aviation Regulates air travel and aviation services aviation.gov.ng/
Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy fmcide.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 defence.gov.ng/
Education Directs education in Nigeria education.gov.ng/
Energy To promote sustainable energy development in Nigeria[6] energy.gov.ng
Environment Regulates Environmental issues environment.gov.ng/
Federal Capital Territory Administers the Federal Capital Territory (Abuja) fcda.gov.ng/
Finance Manages, controls and monitors federal revenues and expenditures finance.gov.ng
Foreign Affairs Charged with the responsibility for the formulation, articulation, and pursuit of Nigerian foreign policy trust and objectives. foreignaffairs.gov.ng/
Health Develop and implements policies and programs and undertakes other actions to deliver health services health.gov.ng/
Housing and Urban Development fmhud.gov.ng
Information and National Orientation To establish and maintain a robust information dissemination mechanism that promotes our tourism potentials and enhances our cultural values. fmic.gov.ng/
Interior To render to Nigerians and foreigners alike, diverse internal security and other ancillary services that are highly qualitative, efficient, courteous and transparent. interior.gov.ng Archived 2022-11-05 at the Wayback Machine
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 justice.gov.ng/
Labour and Productivity Concerned with relations between workers and employees. labour.gov.ng
Lands & Urban Development Formerly part of the Ministry of Works landsandhousing.gov.ng Archived 2019-05-14 at the Wayback Machine
Mines and Steel Development Encourages development of the country's solid mineral resources minesandsteel.gov.ng
Niger Delta Coordinates efforts to tackle the challenges of infrastructural development, environment protection and youth empowerment in the Niger Delta nigerdelta.gov.ng/
Petroleum Resources Regulates upstream production and downstream distribution of petroleum products petroleumresources.gov.ng/ Archived 2022-10-31 at the Wayback Machine
Power Responsible for providing social amenities such as Power across the country[7][8] power.gov.ng
Science & Technology Charts the course of Scientific and Technological development of the nation scienceandtech.gov.ng/
Industry, Trade and Investment Regulates trade and investment fmiti.gov.ng/
Transportation To ensure fast, safe, efficient, affordable, convenient, integrated and inter-modal transport system transportation.gov.ng
Water Resources Formed from Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources in April 2010.[9] waterresources.gov.ng
Women Affairs Promotes the development of women with equal rights and corresponding responsibilities womenaffairs.gov.ng/
Works To facilitate the provision of adequate and affordable housing for all Nigerians[10][8] fmw.gov.ng/
Youth and Sports Development To Formulation, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation of Policies and Programmes on Youths and Sports Development towards Wealth Creation, Youth Empowerment, Physical Fitness and Well-being, Achieving Excellence in Sports, National Unity and Sustainable Development. youthandsports.ng/ Archived 2022-11-05 at the Wayback Machine

Commissions edit

Commission Notes Website
Federal Civil Service Executive body that has the authority to make appointments and transfers, and to exercise disciplinary control over all Federal Civil Servants https://web.archive.org/web/20140512230804/http://fedcivilservice.gov.ng/
National Sports
National Planning Responsible for formulating medium term and long-term economic and development plans for the Nation http://www.npc.gov.ng/ Archived 2014-05-16 at the Wayback Machine
Police Affairs http://www.policeaffairs.gov.ng/
Police Formation and Command
State House
NIDCOM Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, provide for the engagement of Nigerians in Diaspora in the policies, projects and participation in the development of Nigeria and for the purpose of utilising the human capital and material resources of Nigerians in Diaspora towards the overall socio-economic, cultural and political development of Nigeria and for related matters. https://nidcom.gov.ng/about-nidcom/

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Government Ministries in Nigeria and their ministers with their state of origin". Commonwealth of Nations. Retrieved 2009-12-21.
  2. ^ "PERMANENT SECRETARIES". Office of the Head of Service of the Federation. Archived from the original on 2010-08-10. Retrieved 2011-05-27.
  3. ^ "Yar'Adua names cabinet". Africa News. 27 July 2007. Archived from the original on 2011-09-28. Retrieved 2009-12-15.
  4. ^ Nosike Ogbuenyi, Abimbola Akosile and Sufuyan Ojeifo (19 December 2008). "Yar'Adua Renews His Mission". ThisDay. Retrieved 2009-12-17.
  5. ^ Golu Timothy (10 April 2010). "New Ministers: Jonathan's Cabinet In Focus". Leadership. Archived from the original on 13 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-16.
  6. ^ "Energy Commission of Nigeria". www.energy.gov.ng.
  7. ^ "Federal Ministry of Power, Nigeria". Federal Ministry of Power, Nigeria. August 21, 2023.
  8. ^ a b "Why I split Ministry of Power, Works and Housing — Buhari". 12 September 2019.
  9. ^ George Oji (7 April 2010). "Jonathan Takes Over Ministry of Power". ThisDay. Retrieved 2011-02-27.
  10. ^ "FEDERAL MINISTRY OF WORKS & HOUSING". worksandhousing.gov.ng.