New Ministers take oath of office

Nnenna Okoronkwo, Abuja


Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari is currently swearing-in 43 ministers today 21st of August 2019.

The swearing ceremony is currently taking place at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The ministers are taking their oath of office in sets of five.

Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on media and publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, read the citation of the new ministers.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha was the first Minister to be sworn in after his citation.

The first batch to be sworn in were Dr. Ikechukwu Ogah (Abia State), Mohammed Musa Bello (Adamawa State), Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom State), Chris Ngige  (Anambra State) reappointment, and Sharon Ikeazor (Anambra State).

The second batch to be sworn in were Adamu Adamu (Bauchi State), Ambassador Maryam Katagun (Bauchi State), Timipre Sylva (Bayelsa State), George Akume (Benue State) and Mustapha Baba Shehuri (Borno State) sworn in.

The third batch include Goddy Jedy Agba (Cross River State), Festus Keyamo (Delta State), Ogbonnaya Onu (Ebonyi State), Osagie Ehanire (Edo State) and Clement Ike  (Edo State).

The fourth batch to take their oath include Richard Adeniyi Adebayo (Ekiti State), Geoffrey Onyeama (Enugu State), Ali Isa Pantami (Gombe State), Emeka Nwajiuba (Imo State) and Suleiman Adamu (Jigawa State).

The fifth batch include Zainab Ahmed (Kaduna State), Muhammad Mahmood (Kaduna State), Sabo Nanono (Kano State), Major General Bashir Salihi Magashi (Kano State) and Hadi Sirika (Katsina State).

The sixth batch include Abubakar Malami (Kebbi State), Ramatu Tijjani (Kogi State), Lai Mohammed (Kwara State), Gbemisola  Saraki (Kwara State) and Adeleke Mamora (Lagos State).

The seventh batch of Ministers to take their oath of office are Babatunde Fashola (Lagos State), Mohammed H. Abdullahi (Nasarawa State), Zubairu Dada (Niger State), Olamilekun Adegbite (Ogun State) and Tayo Alasoadura (Ondo State).

The eighth batch to take oath of office are Rauf Aregbesola (Osun State), Sunday Dare (Oyo State), Paulen Talen (Plateau State), Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers State) and Maigarai Dingyadi (Sokoto State).

Speaking after the ministers took their oath of office, Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, thanked Nigerians for voting for the APC during the February general election.

He noted that the new ministers would work tirelessly with the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and himself to ensure that all Nigerians achieve their full potential.

President Buhari said the core objective of the administration remains security, economic development and fighting corruption.

He stated that the administration will deliver results that Nigerians expect and vowed not to fail in the promises he made to the nation.