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Tinubu redeploys ministers, makes Momoh Niger Delta minister



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President Bola Tinubu has reshuffled his cabinet with the announcement of Abubakar Momoh as the new minister-designate for the Niger Delta Development Commission and the re-designation of Marine and Blue Economy to Adegboyega Oyetola.

Chronicle NG reports that Tinubu also directed amendments to other ministries nomenclatures and portfolio allocations and kept the ministry of youth pending.

Ajuri Ngelale, SA to President Tinubu, said this on Sunday in a statement.

“President Bola Tinubu has approved the redeployment of Engr. Abubakar Momoh from the Federal Ministry of Youth to the Federal Ministry of Niger Delta Development.

The Federal Ministry of Youth is to be re-assigned to a Minister-Designate soon.


The Ministers-Designate allocated to the Federal Ministries of Transportation, Interior, Marine, and Blue Economy have been reshuffled as follows:

(A) H.E. Adegboyega Oyetola is redeployed as the Honourable Minister of Marine and Blue Economy.

(B) Hon. Bunmi Tunji-Ojo is redeployed as the Honourable Minister of Interior.

(C) Hon. Sa’idu Alkali is redeployed as the Honourable Minister of Transportation.

Furthermore, both Ministers of State in the Oil and Gas Sector are now domiciled in the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources with the following designations:


(i) Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri is the Hon. Minister of State (Oil), Petroleum Resources.

(ii) Hon. Ekperipe Ekpo is the Hon. Minister of State (Gas), Petroleum Resources.

The President approves the renaming of the Federal Ministry of Environment and Ecological Management as the Federal Ministry of Environment.

All aforementioned changes take immediate effect upon these directives of the President”.

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