How many ministers does Nigeria have? The Cabinet of Nigeria works as the Executive branch of the Government. Nigeria ministers are appointed by the President and report directly to the President. Currently, the Cabinet of Nigeria oversees 24 Federal Ministers. Each minister is responsible for a certain branch of the Government service, like defence, justice, environment, communication, finance, etc.
Ministers of State
According to the laws of Nigeria, each of the 36 states of Nigeria provides a representative to the Cabinet. If it`s needed to ensure representation of a state, a Minister can be assisted by the Ministers of State.
Civil Service Relationship
Before answering the questions “Who is the minister” and “How many Ministers in Nigeria” – it`s necessary to know how the system works. The ministers are staffed by the civil servants. Each Ministry is headed by a Permanent Secretary. This Permanent Secretary is accountable to a Minister, sits in the Cabinet of State and reports directly to a President. The President appoints the Minister with approval from Senate. The main responsibility of the Permanent Secretary is the implementation of policy.
Cabinet of Nigeria Ministers List.
Ministers' Portfolios and experience
President, Commander-in-Chief of the Nigerian Armed Sources, Minister of Petroleum
The position is taken by Muhammadu Buhari. He is known for his military career. In 1983, he created a military coup in Nigeria that provided him a place of Head of State. In 2015, Muhammadu Buhari was chosen as a President of Nigeria through the Democratic Elections.
Yemi Osinbanjo is currently appointed as the Vice President of Nigeria. He has a great package of experience. He was a Staff member of UN Operations in Somalia, Member of UN Secretary General Committee.
Attorney General, Minister of Justice
The president signed Abubakar Malami on this position in the Cabinet of State. His previous experience includes positions, like a counsel in Kebbi State, National Legal Adviser of the Congress for Progressive Change.
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Geoffrey Jideofor Kwusike Onyeama was appointed by the president to this position in 2015. He worked in Nigerian Law Reforms Commission in Lagos, but his true career development came with the World Intellectual Property Organisation.
Minister of Finance
Kemi Adeosun was appointed to the position in 2015. His experience includes positions at British Telecom Company, London Underground Limited, Chapel Hill Denham Management. He also worked as the Ogun State`s Commissioner of Finance.
Minister of Defence
The President appointed Mansur Dan Ali to this position. Dan Ali served in various staff and command capacities, like Directing Staff of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College and Nigerian Defence Academy.
Minister of Education
Mallam Adamu Adamu was appointed in 2015. He previously served as the Secretary of the President`s Transition Committee.
Minister of Industry Trade and Investment
Okechukwu Enelamah is appointed to this position. He previously served at Goldman Sachs, Zephyr Management, and CEO of African Capital Alliance.
Minister of Labour and Environment
Dr. Chris Nwabueze Ngige had worked as a Senator of Anambra State Central Constituency before the President assigned him to the current position in the Cabinet of State.
Minister of Federal Capital Territory
Mohammed Musa Bella was appointed to the position after Muhammadu Buhari winning the Presidential Election in 2015.
Minister of Science and Technology
Ogbonnaya Onu has a wonderful experience package before taking the position in the Cabinet of State in 2015. He was the Executive Governor of Abia State and the National Chairman of the ANPP.
Minister of Solid Minerals
John Kayode Fayemi worked as a Governor of Ekiti State before taking the position in the Cabinet of State.
Minister of Interior
Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau was the Chief of Army Staff in 2008. His military experience and personal qualities helped him to take a position in the Cabinet of State.
Minister of Budget and National Planning
Udoma Udo Udoma was appointed to the position by Buhari in 2015. He previously appointed to the committees Science and Technology, Banking and Currency and Public Accounts.
Minister of Power, Works and Housing
Babatunde Raji Fashola has quite the experience in politics. He previously served in Lagos state in various capacities. Therefore, the President proposed Babatunde Raji Fashola to his current position.
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development
Audu Innocent Ogbeh currently takes this position in the Cabinet of State. He is also known for his literary works. One of his plays was staged at Muson Center in 2002.
Minister of Transportation
Chinuike Rotimi Amaechi is currently appointed to the position. He previously served as a Governor of Rivers State.
Minister of Health
Isaac Folorunso Adewole was assigned to this position in 2015. He is also a president of the African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer.
Minister of Women Affairs
Aisha Alhassan is also known in Nigeria as Mama Taraba. She worked as a Senator in Taraba State, before taking the position of Minister of Women Affairs in 2015.
Minister of Niger Delta
The President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Usani Usani Uguru to this position in 2015.
Minister of Information
Lai Mohammed currently serves under this position in the Cabinet of State. He is a former National Secretary of the APC.
Minister of Environment
Mallam Ibrahim Usman Jibril was assigned to the position shortly after Amina J. Mohammed had resigned from the Cabinet of State.
Minister of Water Resources
Suleiman Adamu Kazaure was appointed by Buhari. It`s known that he was in several party committees of Buhari.
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Minister of Youth and Sports
Solomon Dalong was appointed to the position by the President in 2015. He previously worked at the University of Jos.
Minister of State for Aviation
Sen. Sirika Hadi is a former pilot, Senator of The Federal Republic of Nigeria. He showed great results in his previous position as a representative of Katsina North Senatorial District. After that, he was appointed to his current position at the Cabinet of State.
Minister of State for Environment
Ibrahim Jibrin is known as the Democracy Advocate at Center for Democracy and Development. He currently takes the position in the Cabinet of State.
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs
This position is taken by Khadijat Buka Abba Ibrahim.
Minister of State for Solid Minerals
Bawa Bwari Abubakar currently holds the position.
Minister of State for Health
The President appointed Dr. Osagie Ehanire.
Minister of Niger Delta
Omole Daramola is responsible for this governmental service.
Minister of State for Power, Works, and Housing
Mustapha Baba Shauri is appointed to this sector of governmental service.
Minister of State for Education
The position is taken by Anthony Onwuka.
Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development
This sector of governmental service is appointed to Heneiken Lokpobiri.
Minister of State for Labour and Employment
James Ochili is responsible for this service.
Minister of State for Budget and National Planning
Zainab Ahmed is appointed by Buhari to this position.
Minister for communication
Adebayo Shittu takes this position in the Cabinet of State.
Minister of State for Industry, Trade, and Investment
Aisha Abubakar is currently signed to this position in the Cabinet of State.
Minister of State for Petroleum
Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu plays a significant role in the petroleum sector of the country and especially Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. He was appointed by the President Muhammadu Buhari to the current position in 2015.