President Bola Tinubu has made a few changes to the minister-designate’s portfolios as he approved the redeployment of Engr. Abubakar Momoh from the Federal Ministry of Youth to the Federal Ministry of Niger Delta Development.
The Federal Ministry of Youth is to be re-assigned to a Minister-Designate soon.
Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, said that the Ministers-Designate allocated to the Federal Ministries of Transportation, Interior, and Marine & Blue Economy have been reshuffled as follows:
Some of the new changes include: former Osun State governor, Adegboyega Oyetola being redeployed as the Honourable Minister of Marine & Blue Economy; Hon. Bunmi Tunji-Ojo is redeployed as the Honourable Minister of Interior; while Hon. Sa’idu Alkali is redeployed as the Honourable 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: Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri is the Hon. Minister of State (Oil), Petroleum Resources; and Hon. Ekperipe Ekpo is the Hon. Minister of State (Gas), Petroleum Resources.
The President also approved 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.