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At inauguration, Buhari charges new ministers on service

President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated his cabinet today, Wednesday, August 21, 2019, charging them to improve on his administration’s achievements in his first term.

He challenged to improve on what the administration had achieved in the first four years.

Buhari told the ministers to avoid their differences hinder the performance, directing them to cooperate and coordinate their activities so that government could achieve its goals for the country’s development.

He said they should work with their permanent secretaries and heads of agencies in their different ministries so that the administration can achieve its developmental goals for the benefit of Nigeria and Nigerians.

The President said all memos to him should be routed through the Chief of Staff.

The full list of minsters and their portfolios is hereunder:

Full list of the Ministers and their designations:

1. Dr. Uchechukwu Ogah – Abia, Mines and Steel Development, State.
2) Muhammed Musa Bello – Adamawa, FCT.
3) Sen. Godswill Obot Akpabio – Akwa Ibom, Niger Delta.
4) Chris Ngige – Anambra, Labour & Employment.
5) Sharon Ikeazor – Anambra, Environment, State.
6) Adamu Adamu – Bauchi, Education.
7) Amb Maryam Katagum – Bauchi, Industry, Trade and Investment, State.
8) Timipre Silva – Bayelsa, Petroleum, State.
9) Sen. George Akume – Benue, Special Duties.
10) Mustapha Baba Shehuri – Borno, Agriculture, State.
11) Godwin Jedi-Agba – Cross River, Power, State.
12) Festus Keyamo – Delta, Niger Delta, State.
13) Ogbonnaya Onu – Ebonyi, Science and Technology.
14) Dr. Osagie Ehanire – Edo, Health.
15) Clement Ikanade Agba – Edo, Budget and National Planning, State.
16) Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo – Ekiti, Industry, Trade and Investment.
17) Geoffrey Onyeama – Enugu, Foreign Affairs.
18)Dr. Ali Isa Pantami – Gombe, Communication.
19) Emeka Nwajuba – Imo, Education, State.
20) Suleiman Adamu – Jigawa, Water Resources.
21) Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed – Kaduna, Finance, Budget and National Planning.
22) Dr. Mohammad Mahmoud – Kaduna, Environment.
23) Mohammed Sabo Nanono – Kano, Agriculture.
24) Maj. Gen. Bashir Magashi (rtd) – Kano, Defence.
25) Hadi Sirika – Katsina, Aviation.
26) Abubakar Malami – Kebbi, HAGF and Minister of Justice.
27) Ramatu Tijani Aliyu – Kogi, FCT, State.
28) Lai Mohammed – Kwara, Information and Culture.
29) Gbemisola Saraki – Kwara, Transportation, State.
30) Babatunde Raji Fashola – Lagos, Works and Housing.
31) Adeleke Mamora – Lagos, Health, State.
32) Mohammed A. Abdullahi – Nasarawa, Science & Tech, State.
33) Amb. Zubairu Dada – Niger, Foreign Affairs, State.
34) Olamilekan Adegbite – Ogun, Mines & Steel Dev.
35) Sen. Omotayo Alasuadura – Ondo, Labour, State.
36) Rauf Aregbesola – Osun, Interior.
37) Sunday Dare – Oyo, Youth and Sports.
38) Dame Pauline Tallen – Plateau, Women Affairs.
39) Rotimi Amaechi – Rivers, Transportation.
40) Mohammed Maigari Dangyadi – Sokoto, Police Affairs.
41) Engr. Sale Mamman – Taraba, Power.
42) Abubakar D. Aliyu – Yobe, Works and Housing, State.
43) Sadiya Umar Faruk – Zamfara, Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.


Sunday Olatunji
Dele Fashomi, seasoned journalist and communication teacher, is a holder of Master of Arts degree in Communication and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan in 1992/93. Earlier, he had bagged a Bachelor degree from the same university in 1984, after which he proceeded to the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos, in 1990, for a postgraduate diploma in Journalism. He had done many courses in communication, including the EU-BBC Editing Course in 2002. Mr. Fashomi combines effectively the practice, research and teaching of communication. And to date, he has published two academic works in communication: Issues in Communication Technology and Policy (2010) and Economic and Social Issues in Advertising and PR (2013). He had his first break in the Nigerian media in Concord Newspapers in 1990 and today, he has over two and half decades experience earned in several newspapers. He has been part of many start-ups, such as The Republic (1987), The Comet (1999), The Anchor 2001 - 2002; Sun Newspapers (2003); Westerner newsmagazine (2005 - 2010) as Editor; National Life (2011) as Sunday Editor, and Newswatch Newspapers (2012- 2016) as Daily Editor. Dele Fashomi is now the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of newspaper online, which he started in July 2015. He is also into biography writing, with many books in his trail, some of which he wrote alone and one he co- authored with his mentor, Mr Dare Babarinsa, entitled:  Olabiyi Durojaiye - DARE TO BE DiFFERENT. He also guided and collaborated with Pa Olatunji Odusanya in writing his autobiography - AGAINST ALL ODDS. There are many other books in the works under his pen.