President Bola Tinubu on Sunday announced a new Minister-designate in the ministry of Niger-Delta Development.
Tinubu approved the redeployment of Engr. Abubakar Momoh from the Federal Ministry of Youth to the Federal Ministry of Niger Delta Development.
This announcement was contained in a press release issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, on Sunday night.
Other portfolios have also been adjusted to accommodate the new designation.
Recall that, the earlier designated 45 ministers on Sunday completed their documentations as required ahead of their swearing-in on Monday in Abuja.
The full statement read, “President Bola Tinubu has approved the redeployment of Engr. Abubakar Momoh from the Federal Ministry of Youth to the Federal Ministry of Niger Delta Development.
“The Federal Ministry of Youth is to be re-assigned to a Minister-Designate soon.
“The Ministers-Designate allocated to the Federal Ministries of Transportation, Interior, and Marine & Blue Economy have been reshuffled as follows:
“H.E. Adegboyega Oyetola is redeployed as the Honourable Minister of Marine & Blue Economy
“Hon. Bunmi Tunji-Ojo is redeployed as the Honourable Minister of Interior
“Hon. Sa’idu Alkali is redeployed as the Honourable Minister of Transportation
“Furthermore, both Ministers of State in the Oil & Gas sector are now domiciled in the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources with the following designations:
“Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri is the Hon. Minister of State (Oil), Petroleum Resources
“Hon. Ekperipe Ekpo is the Hon. Minister of State (Gas), Petroleum Resources
“The President approves the renaming of the Federal Ministry of Environment and Ecological Management as the Federal Ministry of Environment.
“All aforementioned changes take immediate effect by these directives of the President.”