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Tinubu Allocates Ministerial Portfolios: Wike Heads FCT Ministry, Umahi Takes on Works Ministry

In a strategic move to consolidate his administration’s vision, President Bola Tinubu has unveiled the highly anticipated portfolio assignments for the 45 ministers who received Senate confirmation just last week.

This new arrangement not only reflects the diversity of talents and experiences within his cabinet but also underscores the President’s commitment to steering the nation towards progressive development.

A notable development in this allocation is the appointment of former Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, as the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Known for his pragmatic approach and penchant for infrastructural transformation, Wike’s selection for this role is widely seen as a move to revitalize and further enhance the capital city’s infrastructure.

Meanwhile, Dave Umahi, former governor of Ebonyi State, has been entrusted with the works ministry.

With a track record of leading impactful projects in his previous role, Umahi’s stewardship of the works ministry is anticipated to bring forth innovation and efficiency in the delivery of critical infrastructure.

The portfolio distribution also includes key figures from various sectors, showcasing the President’s intention to tap into diverse expertise.

Festus Keyamo, formerly the minister of state for labour and employment, has been appointed to oversee the aviation ministry, a decision that aligns with his legal background and proactive approach to policy implementation.

Another striking appointment is that of Adebayo Adelabu, former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), who will now supervise the ministry of power.

With his financial acumen, Adelabu’s role is poised to impact the country’s energy sector, a cornerstone of economic progress.

Gboyega Oyetola, former governor of Osun State, has been named the minister of transportation, bringing his administrative finesse to this crucial sector.

The rest of the ministerial appointments span a wide range of portfolios, including solid minerals, information, defense, finance, health and social welfare, agriculture, youth affairs, communications and digital economy, foreign affairs, budget and economic planning, water resources and sanitation, steel development, trade and investment, humanitarian affairs and poverty alleviation, sports, marine and blue economy, petroleum resources, labour and employment, and special duties.

See list and name of appointees below:

  • Dele Alake- Minister of Solid Minerals
  • Muhammed Idris – Minister of Information
  • Mohammed Badaru- Minister of Defence
  • Minister of State, Defense – Bello Mattawale
  • Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy – Wale Edun
  • Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare – Ali Pate
  • Minister of Agriculture and food security -Abubakar Kyari
  • Minister of Youths- Abubakar Mohmoh
  • Minister of Communications and Digital Economy – Bosun Tijjani
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs – Yusuf Tuga
  • Minister of Budget and Economic Planning – Atiku Bagudu
  • Minister of Water resources and sanitation – Joseph Utsve
  • Minister of Steel Development – Shuaibu Audu
  • Minister of State, Agriculture – Sabi Abdullahi
  • Minister of Trade and Investment – Doris Anieete
  • Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation – Betta Edu
  • Minster or Sport – John Eno
  • Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy – Bunmi Tunji Ojo
  • Minister of Petroleum Resources – Yet to be allocated
  • Minister of Labour and Employment – Simon Lalong
  • Minister of Special Duties – Zapahnnaih Gazzalo

It’s worth noting that the portfolio for the minister of petroleum resources is yet to be allocated, suggesting a strategic consideration for this crucial sector that plays a pivotal role in the country’s economy.

President Tinubu’s meticulous allocation of these portfolios reflects his strategy to harness the strengths of each minister, promoting a balanced administration that can effectively address Nigeria’s multifaceted challenges. As the ministers take on their respective roles, the nation watches with anticipation to witness the impact of their collective efforts on the trajectory of the country’s growth and development.

Ridwan Adelaja
Ridwan Adelaja
Ridwan Adelaja is a senior editor and tech venture analyst with experience in PR and Advertising for corporate companies and African startups. He runs commentary on startup news and developments across Africa. His works can be found on Ventures Africa, Nairametrics, Ripples Nigeria, QuickNews Africa, Arbiterz, amongst others. He could be reached via +2348025300029 or


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