What do you know about Nigerian Ministers? Were you ever curious to know more about any of them? Then check out the list of Ministers in Nigeria and find out about the people who make all the important decisions.
As there are just too many Ministers in Nigeria (24 ministries is no joke!), we just could not fit all the information about each of them in one article. Therefore, if you want to check out their portfolios, just click on the names of Ministers in Nigeria to be taken to their profile pages. And another thing, if there are multiple ministers on the photo, the one on the left is the Minister and the one on the right is the Minister of State. Now you can proceed to the list.
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development
At the moment, the position of the Minister of Agriculture is held by Audu Innocent Ogbeh. He was born in Otukpo, Benue State on July 28, 1947. He has been in office since 2015. Heineken Lokpobiri is the Minister of State for Agriculture. He was born in Ekemor LGA, Bayelsa State on March 3, 1967. Just like Ausu, he assumed his position in 2015.
Minister of Budget and National Planning
As of now, Udoma Udo Udoma is Minister of Budget and National Planning. He is from the Akwa Ibom State. He has been the Minister since 2015. Mrs. Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed is the current Minister of State for Budget. She is from Kaduna State. Like her colleague, she was sworn into office in 2015.
Minister of Communication
Abdur-Raheem Adebayo Shittu is the current Minister of Communication. He was born in Saki, Oyo State on March 23, 1953. In 2015, he was sworn in as the Minister for Communications. He is known to be the youngest Honourable Member of Oyo House of Assembly.
Minister of Defence
Since 2015, the position of the Minister of Defence has been occupied by Mansur Muhammad Dan Ali. He is a retired Brigadier General of the Nigerian Army. He was born in Zamfara State on August 25, 1959.
Minister of Education
The current Minister of Education is Mallam Adamu Adamu. He was born in 1961 in Katagum, Bauchi State and was appointed Minister in 2015. The Minister of State for Education is Anthony Gozie Onwuka. He was born in 1951 in Oguta, Imo State and was appointed to his current post in 2015.
Minister of Environment
Currently, Ibrahim Usman Jibril is the Minister of Environment. He was born in Nasarawa Town, Nasarawa State on January 27, 1958. He assumed his post in 2015.
The current Minister of the Federal Capital Territory is Alhaji Muhammad Musa Bello. He was born on January 8, 1959 in Adamawa State. He was appointed minister in 2015.
Minister of Finance
Kemi Adeosun has been occupying the office of the Minister of Finance since 2015. She was born in London, United Kingdom on March 9, 1967.
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Current Minister of Foreign Affairs is Geoffrey Jideofor Kwusike Onyeama. He was born in Enugu, Enugu State on February 2, 1956. Like many other current ministers in Nigeria, he was appointed in 2015. The post of the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs is held by Khadija Bukar Abba Ibrahim. She was born in Kaduna, Kaduna State on January 6, 1967. She was also appointed in 2015.
Minister of Health Nigeria
As of now, the Minister of Health is Professor Isaac Folorunso Adewole. He was born in Ilesa, Osun State on May 5, 1954. He was appointed in 2015. Minister of State for Health is Dr. Osagie Ehanire. He was born in Oredo LGA, Edo State on November 4, 1946. His appointment happened in 2015 as well.
Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment
Current Minister of Industry is Dr. Okechukwu Enyinna Enelamah. He was born in 19645 and assumed his post in 2015. His Minister of State is Aisha Abubakar. She was born in Dogondaji, Sokoto State on July 20, 1966. She was also appointed in 2015.
Minister of Information in
The current Minister of Information and Culture is Lai Mohammed. He was born in 1952 and appointed minister in 2015.
Minister of Interior Nigeria
The head of Ministry of Interior is Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau. He was born in Zaria, Kaduna State on March 14, 1954. He is a retired Lieutenant General of the Nigerian Army.
Minister of Justice
The Minister of Justice/Attorney-General of the Federation is Abubakar Malami. He was born in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State on April 17, 1967. He assumed office in 2015. Malami is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria.
Minister of Labour and Employment
Today’s Minister of Labour and Employment is Dr. Chris Nwabueze Ngige. He was born on August 8, 1952 and appointed to his current office in 2015.The Minister of State for Labour is Stephen Ocheni. He was born in Uwowo, Kogi State on June 25, 1959. He became Minister of State for Labour in 2017 after the death of his predecessor James Enojo Ocholi.
Minister of Niger Delta
Current Minister of Niger Delta is Usani Uguru Usani. He was born in Nko, Cross River State on January 27, 1961. He was appointed to his post in 2015. The Minister of State for Niger Delta is Professor Claudius Omoleye Daramola. He was born in Ode Aye, Ondo State on January 20, 1949. He was also appointed in 2015.
Minister of Petroleum
You might not know this, but President Muhammadu Buhari is also the Minister of Petroleum Resources. He assumed this position along with his presidency in 2015. The Minister of State for Petroleum is Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu. He was born in Onicha-Ugbo, Delta State on December 18, 1956. He was assigned to his current post in 2015.
Minister of Power, Works and Housing
The Minister of Power is Babatunde Raji Fashola. He was born in Lagos on June 28, 1963. He is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria. Fashola was appointed to his post in 2015.
Unlike other ministries, this one has two Ministers of State. First one is Mustapha Baba Shehuri. He was born in Maiduguri LGA, Borno State on July 4, 1961. He was assigned to his post in 2015.
The second Minister of State is Suleiman Hassan. All we could find about him is that he is from Gombe State and he was appointed to his post in 2017.
Minister of Science and Technology
This post is occupied by Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu. He was born in Ohaozara LGA, Ebonyi State on December 1, 1951. He was appointed in 2015.
Minister of Solid Minerals
Current Minister of Solid Minerals is John Kayode Fayemi. He was born in Isan-Ekiti, Ekiti State on February 9, 1965. He became minister in 2015. The Minister of State for Solid Minerals is Bawa Bwari Abubakar. He was born in Tafa LGA, Niger State on November 4, 1963. He was also appointed in 2015.
Minister of Transportation
Present Minister of Transportation is Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi. He was born in Ubima Town, Rivers State on May 27, 1965. Like many other ministers, he was appointed in 2015.
There is no Minister of Aviation Nigeria, but there is a Minister of State for Aviation, and it is Hadi Sirika. He was born in Dutsi, Katsina State on March 2, 1964. He has also been on his position since 2015.
Minister of Water Resources
The Minister of Water Resources is Suleiman Hussein Adamu. He was born in Kaduna in 1963. He was appointed to his post in 2015.
Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development
Current Minister of Women Affairs is Aisha Alhassan. She was born in Taraba State on September 16, 1959. She appointed minister in 2015.
Minister of Youth and Sports
This position is occupied by Barrister Solomon Selcap Dalung. He was born in Sabon Gida on September 26, 1964. He was assigned to his post in 2015.
Those were all the Ministers and Ministers of State in Nigeria. We hope you have been able to learn something new about them.
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