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Video: Finally! President Buhari Inaugurates 36 ‘Change’ Ministers to Help Lead Nigeria in a New Direction

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Five months after taking office, President Buhari finally inaugurates 36 ‘Change’ ministers to help him lead Nigeria in a new direction. The rhetoric has been that Buhari took too long to do so. In my view, it may have been slow but so long as he gets it right, it makes up for the snail pace.

On another note, to say I am excited with what the future holds for Nigeria is an understatement. I was optimistic and believed Buhari would be elected during his Presidential campaign. He was. Now, I am optimistic and believe that the change Nigerians having been looking for is here and that he will deliver. Change will be slow but I know it will happen.

Congratulations to all the new ministers, six of whom are women. Folks, check out a few video clips of the ministerial screenings of some of the inaugurated ministers, including the very popular former governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola.

-Ms. Uduak

List of Ministers and their Portfolios.

    1. Abubakar Malami (SAN) – Justice
    2. Geoffrey Onyeama – Foreign Affairs
    3. Khadija Abubakar Abba Ibrahim – State Minister of Foreign Affairs
    4. Brigadier-General Muhammad Mansur Dan-Ali (rtd) – Defence
    5. Adamu Adamu – Education
    6. Professor Anthony Anwuka – State Minister of Education


  • Mrs Kemi Adeosun – Finance



    1. Okechukwu Enelama – Industry, Trade and Investment


  • Aisha Abubakar – State Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment



    1. Senator (Dr.) Chris Ngige – Labour and Employment
    2. Barrister James Ocholi – State Minister of Labour and Employment
    3. Muhammodu Bello – Federal Capital Territory
    4. Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau – Interior
    5. Senator Udoma Udo Udoma – Budget and National Planning


  • Zainab Ahmed – State Minister of Budget and National Planning



    1. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu – State Minister of Petroleum Resources
    2. Babatunde Fashola (SAN) – Power, Works and Housing
    3. Mustapha Baba Shehuri – State Minister of Power, Works and Housing
    4. Chief Audu Innocent Ogbeh – Agricultural and Rural Development
    5. Heineken Lokpobiri – State Minister of Agricultural and Rural Development
    6. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi – Transportation
    7. Senator Hadi Sirika – State Minister of Aviation
    8. Isaac Folorunso Adewole – Health
    9. Dr. Osagie Ehanire – State Minister of Health


  • Senator Aisha Al-Hassan – Woman Affairs



    1. Pastor Usani Uguru – Niger Delta
    2. Claudius Omoleye Daramola – State Minister of Niger Delta
    3. Barrister Adebayo Shittu – Communications
    4. Lai Mohammed – Information


  • Amina Mohammed – Environment



  1. Ibrahim Usman Jubril – State Minister of Environment
  2. Engineer Suleiman Adamu – Water Resources
  3. Barrister Solomon Dalong – Youth and Sports
  4. Kayode Fayemi – Solid Minerals
  5. Abubakar Bwari – Minister Of States of Solid Minerals
  6. Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu – Science and Technology

Watch the Senate Screenings of Some of the Newly Appointed Ministers

Babatunde Fashola – Power, Works & Housing

Udoma Udo Udoma – Budget and National Planning

Aisha Jummai Alhassan – Woman Affairs

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AFRICA MUSIC LAW™ (AML) is a pioneering music business and entertainment law blog and podcast show by Fashion and Entertainment Lawyer Ms. Uduak Oduok empowering the African artist and Africa's rapidly evolving entertainment industry through brilliant music business and entertainment law commentary and analysis, industry news, and exclusive interviews.

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