Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan Reshuffles Cabinet during Wednesday ‘s Federal Executive Council Meeting, FEC following the resignation of seven Federal Ministers leaving to contest elections in their various states.
The decision came after the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided by President Goodluck Jonathan.
The names and positions in the reshuffle are listed below, replaced by the ministers who left:
Labaran Maku, the Minister of Informaiton -> Minister of State II, for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Nurudeen Mohammed.
Nyesom Wike, the Minister of State, Education -> Minister of State I, Foreign Affairs, Prof. Viola Onwuliri.
Chief Emeka Wogu, the Supervising Minister of Labour and Productivity -> Minister of Special Duties, Taminu Turaki (SAN).
The Minister of Defence, Alhaji Aliyu Guasu, was directed to combine his duties with those of the Minister of State, Defence. The decision was followed by the resignation of Senator Musiliu Obanikoro.
The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Dr. Stephen Oru, will combine his responsibilities with those of the Minister of State, Defence vacated by Dr. Darius Ishaku.
The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Olusegun Aganga, was directed to combine his duties with those of the Minister of State vacated by Samuel Ortom.