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As President Muhammadu Buhari fired 16 permanent secretaries, appointed 18 new ones and deployed a total of 36 permanent secretaries.
With the deployment, its getting clear the President might work with 25 ministries, seven less than the 32 that his predecessor, Dr Goodluck Jonathan operated, as 25 of the 36 permanent secretaries were deployed to ministries, while 11 were deployed to various offices in
The Presidency, Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF), and Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF).
Ministries that may have been scrapped or merged with others include Aviation, Lands and Urban Development, Trade and Investment, Police Affairs, Youth Development, Interior, Tourism and Communication Technology.
Buhari is scheduled to swear in ministers-designate today at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa.
They include Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti); Ogbonnaya Onu (Ebonyi); Babatunde Fashola (Lagos); Suleiman Adamu (Jigawa); Lai Mohammed (Kwara); Aisha Jummai Alhassan (Taraba); Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers); Audu Ogbeh (Benue); Aisha Abubakar (Sokoto); Mohammed Bello (Adamawa) and Abubakar Buari (Niger).
Others are Chris Ngige (Anambra); Udoma Udo Udoma (Akwa Ibom); Ibrahim Jibril (Nasarawa); Osagie Ehanire (Edo); Abdulrahman Dambazau (Kano); Amina Mohammed (Gombe); Ibe Kachikwu (Delta); Kemi Adeosun (Ogun); Claudius Daramola (Ondo); Adebayo Shittu (Oyo); Anthony Anwuka (Imo) and Isaac Adewole (Osun).
Also to take oath are Khadija Bukar Ibrahim (Yobe); Heineken Lokpobiri (Bayelsa); Usani Uguru (Cross River); Munsur Dan Ali (Zamfara); Zainab Shamshuna Ahmed (Kaduna); Geoffrey Onyeama (Enugu); Adamu Adamu (Bauchi); Okechukwu Enelamah (Abia); Abubakar Malami (Kebbi); Solomon Dalong (Plateau); Hadi Sirika (Katsina); James Ocholi (Kogi) and Baba Mustapha (Borno).