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Jonathan Swears in Obanikoro, others as Ministers


President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday swore in 11 new ministers. Just before the commencement of the Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday, the President announced the sack of the Sports Minister, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi.

As widely expected, General Aliyu Gusau (rtd) was appointed Minister for Defence. Other Ministers and their portfolios are:  Senator Musiliu Obanikoro (Lagos), Minister of State Defence, Mohammed Wakil (Borno), Minister of State Power; Abduljelili Adesiyan (Osun), Minister of Police Affairs; Aminu Wali (Kano), Minister of Foreign Affairs; Akon Eyakenyi (Akwa Ibom), Minister of Land and Housing; Lawrencia Laraba(Kaduna State), Minister of Environment; Tamuno Danagogo (Rivers), Minister of Sports; Asabe Asmau Ahmed (Niger), Minister of State Agriculture; Aliyu Gusau (Zamfara), Minister of Defence; Boni Haruna (Adamawa), Minister of Youth Development; and Khaliru Alhassan (Sokoto State), Minister of State, Health.

At the ceremony held at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, the President disclosed that more ministers will be sworn in next week. He charged the ministers on being creative in order to succeed in the tasks ahead of them.

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