UPDATE: Buhari creates new federal ministries, assigns portfolios to ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari has assigned portfolios to 43 new ministers, creating five additional ministries in the process.

The new ministries announced by the president after administering the oath of office on the new ministers at the presidential villa, Abuja on Wednesday, were Police Affairs, Special Duties/International Affairs, Power. Aviation, Works and Housing and Humanitarian/Disaster Management.

The President retained the Ministry of Petroleum Resources as the substantive minister while Timpre Silva was appointed as his minister of state.

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Babatunde Fashola was appointed as the minister of new stand-alone Works and Housing.

Ministries of Finance, Budget and National Planning have been merged with Zainab Ahmed as the minister.

Aviation was carved out from the Ministry of Transport with Hadi Sirika becoming the substantive minister.

George Akume was named the Minister of the new Ministry of Special Duties and International Affairs.

Former Akwa Ibom Governor, Godswill Akpabio is now the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs while Festus Keyamo was named the Minister of State in the Ministry.

Full list of Ministers and their portfolios

1. Dr. Ikechukwu Ogah (State, Mines & Steel)

2. Mohammed Musa Bello (FCT)

3. Godswill Akpabio (Niger-Delta)

4. Chris Ngige (Labour & Employment)

5. Sharon Ikeazor (State, Environment)

6. Adamu Adamu (Education)

7. Maryam Katagun (State, Industry)

8. Timipre Sylva (State, Petroleum)

9. George Akume (Special Duties)

10. Mustapha Shehuri (State, Agriculture)

11. Goddy Jedy Agba (State, Power)

12. Festus Keyamo (State, Niger-Delta)

13. Ogbonnaya Onu (Science)

14. Osagie Ehanire (Health)

15.Clement Ike (State, Budget)

16. Richard Adebayo (Industry)

17. Geoffrey Onyeama (Foreign Aff.)

18. Ali Isa Pantami (Communication)

19. Emeka Nwajiuba (State, Education)

20. Suleiman Adamu (Water Res.)

21. Zainab Ahmed (Finance)

22. Muhammad Mahmood (Environment)

23. Sabo Nanono (Agriculture)

24. Bashir S. Magashi (Defence)

25. Muhammad Buhari (Petroleum)

26. Sen. Hadi Sirika (Aviation)

27.Abubakar Malami (Justice)

28.Ramatu Tijjani (State, FTC)

29. Lai Mohammed (Information)

30. Gbemisola Saraki (State, Transport)

31.Babatunde Fashola (Works & Housing)

32.Adeleke Mamora (State, Health)

33. Mohammed H. Abdullahi (State, Science & Tech.)

34. Zubair Dada (State, Foreign Aff.)

35. Olamilekan Adegbite (Mines & Steel)

36. Tayo Alasoadura (State, Labour)

37. Rauf Aregbesola (Interior)

38. Sunday Dare (Youth & Sports)

39. Paulen Talen (Women)

40. Rotimi Amaechi (Transport)

41. Maigari Dingyadi (Police Aff.)

42. Sale Mamman (Power)

43. Abubakar D. Aliyu (State, Works & Housing)

44. Sadiya Umar Faruk (Humanitarian & Disaster)

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