18 Mar 2015

President Jonathan swears in new Ministers

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday swore in ‎eight ministers that were recently cleared by the Senate.

The president equally effected a minor cabinet reshuffle as Dr. Alhassan Khaliru‎ has been named Minister of Health while Engr. Fidelis Nwankwo, (Ebonyi State) is now the new Minister of State, Health‎.

‎The new ministers were sworn in two batches (four per batch) in the presence of Council members, friends and family members.

Senator Patricia Akwashiki ‎ (Nasarawa) is now Minister of Information, Prof. Nicholas Ada (Benue) is now - Minister of State Foreign Affairs 1‎, and Col. Augustine Akobundu (rtd) (Abia State) is now Minister of State, Defence

‎Others were Mrs. Hauwa'u Lawan Bappa, now Minister of State, Niger Delta Affairs, Kenneth Kobani (Rivers)‎ is now Minister of State, Industry, Trade and Investment, ‎Sen. Joel Danlami Ikenya (Taraba), now Minister of Labour and Sen. Musiliu Obanikoro‎. (Lagos) - Foreign Affairs II

Jonathan also swore in two commissioners for Federal Civil Service Commission, Dr. Jonah Madugo. ‎He is to represent Benue, Plateau and Nasarawa states and National Population Commission, Mrs. Abimbola Ogundeyi.

Credit: Jaiyeola Andrews/ThisDay

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