President Bola Tinubu has approved the reassignment of portfolios to some of the ministers-designate.
Presidential spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale said former Governor of Osun State and minister-designate, Adegboyega Oyetola, has been redeployed from the Ministry of Transportation to the Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy.
Another minister-designate, Abubakar Momoh has been redeployed from the Federal Ministry of Youth to the Federal Ministry of Niger Delta Development.
“Furthermore, both Ministers of State in the Oil & Gas sector are now domiciled in the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources with the following designations:
“(i) Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri is the Hon. Minister of State (Oil), Petroleum Resources
“(ii) Hon. Ekperipe Ekpo is the Hon. 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,” the statement added.