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Tinubu reshuffles ministers hours before inauguration

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President Bola Tinubu has redeployed three Ministers.

A statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale confirmed the latest development.

In the redeployment, Engr. Abubakar Momoh has been redeployed from the Federal Ministry of Youth to the Federal Ministry of Niger Delta Development.

The Federal Ministry of Youth will now be manned by a minister yet to be named.

The Ministers-designate allocated to the Federal Ministries of Transportation, Interior, and Marine & Blue Economy have equally been reshuffled.

They are:

(A) H.E. Adegboyega Oyetola is redeployed as the Honourable Minister of Marine & Blue Economy

(B) Hon. Bunmi Tunji-Ojo is redeployed as the Honourable Minister of Interior

(C) 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:

(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 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 the directives of the President,” he said in the statement.

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