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“You Are Nigerian Ministers, Not States Or Regions,” Tinubu Tell 45 Ministers

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45 ministers were sworn in as members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Monday by President Bola Tinubu, who cautioned them against sectionalism and tribalism as they are ministers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and not of any states or regions. Vice President Kashim Shettima, Senate President Godswill Akpabio, Speaker of the House Representatives Tajudeen Abbas, Secretary to the Government of the Federation George Akume, Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), and Governor of Kwara State Abdul Rahman AbdulRazaq graced the sewaring-in ceremony, which was held at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

Five ministers at a time were sworn in. The initial group of individuals included Lateef Fagbemi, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice; Nkiruka Onyejeocha, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment; Ekperikpe Ekpo, the Minister of State Gas in the Ministry of Petroleum Resources; Uju Kennedy, the Minister of Women Affairs; and Tahir Maman, the Minister of Education.

Minister of State (Oil), Yusuf Tuggar, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Joseph Utsev, Minister of Water Resources and Sanitation, Abubakar Kyari, Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, and Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Ali Pate, were among the second group of individuals sworn in.

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation Betta Edu, Minister of Sports Development John Enoh, Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development Festus Keyamo, Minister of Works Dave Umahi, and Minister of Niger Delta Development Abubakar Momoh were the third group of ministers to take the oath of office.

Minister of Solid Minerals Development Dele Alake, Minister of Innovation, Science, and Technology Uche Nnaji, Minister of Transportation Alkali Sa’id, Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment Doris Anite, and Minister of Defense Mohammed Badaru were also among the fourth group of ministers to take the oath of office.

Minister Abdullahi Gwarzo of State Housing and Urban Development, Minister of State, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Minister Ahmed Dangiwa of Housing and Urban Development, Minister Hannatu Musawa of Art, Culture, and Creative Economy, and Minister Atiku Bagudu of Budget and Economic Planning were among the five ministers sworn in.

Minister of State Education Yusuf Sunumu, Minister of Steel Development Shuaibu Audu, Minister of State for Health and Social Welfare Tunji Alausa, Minister of Tourism Lola Ade-John, and Minister of State Police Affairs Imaan Sulaiman- Ibrahim were the sixth group of ministers to take the oath of office.

Ministers Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi of Agriculture and Food Security, Muhammad Idris of Information and National Orientation, Ishak Salako of State Environment, Wale Edun of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, and Bosun Tijani of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy were the seventh group of ministers to take the oath of office.

Minister of Interior Bunmi Tunji-Ojo, Minister of Marine and Blue Economy Adegboyega Oyetola, Minister of Power Adedayo Adelabu, Minister of Labor and Employment Simon Lalong, and Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Nyesome Wike were the eighth group of ministers to take the oath of office.

The nineth group of ministers to take office included Bello Goronyo, the minister of state for water resources and sanitation; Maigari Ahmadu, the minister of state for steel development; Ibrahim Geidam, the minister of police affairs; Bello Matawalle, the minister of state for defense; and Zephaniah Jisalo, the minister of special duties and intergovernmental affairs.

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