The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari(retd), swore in seven new ministers on Wednesday as he reshuffled his cabinet.
Minister of State for Health, Adeleke Mamora; Minister of State for Transportation, Gbemisola Saraki; and the Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor; were given new offices.
Shortly before the commencement of the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday, Buhari swore in the seven ministers will replace those who resigned their appointment in May to actualise their political ambitions.
The newly appointed ministers and their portfolios are Ikechukwu Ikoh, Minister of State, Science and Technology; Umana Umana, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs; Udi Odum , Minister of State, Environment; Ademola Adegoroye, Minister of State, Transport; Umar Ibrahim El-Yakub, Minister of State, Works and Housing; Goodluck Opiah, Minister of State, Education and Nkama Ekumankama, Minister of State, Health.
The following ministers were re-assigned: Senator Adeleke Mamora, Minister of Science and Technology (formerly Minister of State, Health); Mu’azu Jaji Sambo, Minister of Transportation (formerly Minister of State, Works and Housing); Sharon Ikeazor, Minister of State, Niger Delta (formerly Minister of State, Environment) and Sen. Gbemisola Saraki, Minister of State, Mines and Steel Development (formerly Minister of State, Transportation).
Buhari urged the new members of his cabinet to consult and collaborate with older cabinet colleagues and focus on driving key programmes already initiated by this administration.
He also warned all members of the cabinet against corrupt practices, reiterating that public officers must be above board and those caught in corrupt practices would face the full wrath of the law.