President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn in the newly confirmed seven Ministerial nominees.
On July 6, 2022, the new ministers took the oath of office shortly before the commencement of the Federal Executive Council Meeting at the Council Chamber.
The president entreated the new ministerial appointees to consider their emergence as a call to duty that demands diligent service to the nation.
Those sworn in are Henry Ikoh (Abia), Umana Okon Umana (Akwa-Ibom), Udi Odum (Rivers), Ademola Adegoroye (Ondo), Umar Ibrahim El-Yakub (Kano), Goodluck Nana Opiah (Imo) and Ekumankama Nkama (Ebonyi).
According to the reports, the new ministers replace those who resigned their appointments to contest for various elective offices during the 2023 general elections in April.
Before the council meeting, a minute of silence was observed in honor of the outgoing Secretary-General of OPEC Mohammed Barkindo who died on Tuesday evening, hours after meeting with Buhari.
The people present in the meeting are Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha; and Chief of Staff to the President, Prof Ibrahim Gambari.
The ministers include the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, Education, Adamu Adamu, Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, Mines and Steel, Olamilekan Adegbite, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, and Minister of State Budget, National Planning, Clem Agba, and State, Industry Trade and Investment, Maryam Katagun.
Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, the Head of the Service of the Federation (HOCSF), and other ministers are attending the meeting from their off.