Buhari Reduces Federal Ministries to 25

From the list of permanent secretaries announced yesterday, their is strong indication that Buhari may have reduced the number of Federal Ministries to 25 from the last government 29. Looking at the list clearly shows that out of the 36 Permanent Secretaries, only 25 are deployed to Federal Ministries.

The last government had 29 Federal Ministries.

From Punch analysis, Ministries of Police Affairs, Aviation and Special Duties may have been scrapped, while that of Land, Housing, Urban Development and Works have been merged as Ministry of Work and Housing. Ministry of Information and Culture now housed the former Information, culture, National Orientation and Tourism. Youth Development and Sport were merged to form Ministry of Sports and Youth Development, while Aviation will now function under Ministry of Transportation.

Buhari is expected to assign Portfolio to the Ministries today.

Below are the list of the new Ministries:

1. Dr. Shehu Ahmad     -             Fed. Min. of Agric & Rural Development
2. Arch Sunday Echono   - .        Fed. Min. of Communications
3. Alh. Sabiu Zakari      -             Fed. Min. of Transportation
4. Mrs. Ayotunde Adesugba -     Fed. Min. of Information & Culture
5. Amb. Danjuma Sheni        -     Fed. Min. of Defence
6. Dr. Shade Yemi-Esan        -    Fed. Min. of Education
7. Mrs. Fatima Mede             -    Budget & National Planning
8. Alh. Mahmoud Isa Dutse -      Fed. Min. of Finance
9. Amb. Bulus Lolo      -               Fed. Min of Foreign Affairs
10. Dr. Amina Shamaki         -      Fed. Min. of Health
11. Mr. Aliyu Bisalla      -             Fed. Min. of Industry, Trade & Investment
12. Mr. Bassey Akpanyung    -    Fed. Min. of Internal Affairs
13. Mr. Taiwo Abidogun        -    Fed. Ministry of Justice
14. Dr. Habiba Lawal   -              Fed. Min. of Science & Tech.
15. Dr. Clement Illoh    -              Fed. Min. of Labour & Productivity
16. Dr. Jamila Shu'ara       -        Fed. Min of Petroleum Resources
17. Mrs. Binta Bello                -    Fed. Min of Women Affairs
18. Dr. Babatope Ajakaiye     -     Federal Capital Territory
19. Mrs. Rabi Jimeta             -    Fed. Min. of Water Resources
20. Dr. Bukar Hassan            -    Fed. Min of Environment
21. Mrs. Wakama B. Asifieka -     Fed. Min. of Niger Delta Affairs
22. Mr. Istifanus Fuktur       -        Fed. Min. of Solid Minerals
23. Mr. Christian Ohaa          -    Fed. Min of Youth & Sports
24. Engr. A.G. Magaji            -    Fed. Min. of Works & Housing
25. Mr. Louis Edozien           -       Fed. Min. of Power
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