The Presidency has made some changes in the Ministerial positions and nomenclature ahead of their swearing-in tomorrow, August 21.
A statement today, August 20, from the Presidential spokesperson, Ajuri Ngelale said that some ministers awaiting inauguration have been redeployed.
They are as follows:
The redeployment of Engineer 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:
“(A) H.E. Adegboyega Oyetola is redeployed as the Honourable Minister of Marine & Blue Economy
“(B) Hon. Bunmi Tunji-Ojo is redeployed as the Honourable Minister of Interior
“(C) Hon. Sa’idu Alkali is redeployed as the Honourable Minister of Transportation.”
The statement said that both Ministers of State in the Oil & Gas sector are now domiciled in the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources with the following designations:
“(i) Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri is the Hon. Minister of State (Oil), Petroleum Resources
“(ii) 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.”