Tinubu restores Niger Delta Ministry, redeploys minister-designate, amends nomenclature, portfolio


President Bola Tinubu has approved the redeployment of Abubakar Momoh from the Federal Ministry of Youth to the Federal Ministry of Niger Delta Development.

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According to a statement on Sunday night by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, 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: Adegboyega Oyetola is redeployed as the Minister of Marine & Blue Economy; Bunmi Tunji-Ojo is redeployed as Minister of Interior; Sa’idu Alkali is redeployed as Minister of Transportation.

“Furthermore, both Ministers of State in the Oil & Gas sector are now domiciled in the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources with the following designations: Heineken Lokpobiri is the Minister of State (Oil), Petroleum Resources; Ekperipe Ekpo is the 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,” Ngelale said.