Jonathan Assigns More Ministers Portfolios


President Goodluck Jonathan has approved assignment of portfolios to the nine new ministers sworn in last Thursday by President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

The announcement was contained in a statement from the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator Anyim Pius Anyim with Ref. No.PPR/OSGF/CG/01/43 and dated 14th July, 2011. The new ministers and their portfolios are listed below.

The President has also created a new ministry, Ministry of Communication Technology.

1. Dr. Akinwunmi Ayo Adesina, Minister, Agric and Natural Resources


2. Mr. Edem Duke, Minister, Culture and Tourism


3. Dr. Nuruddeen Mohammed, Minister of State II, Ministry of Foreign Affairs


4. Mrs. Hadiza Ibrahim Mailafa, Minister, Environment


5. Mrs. Omobola Johnson Olubusola, Minister, Communication Technology


6. Mrs. Sarah Reng Ochekpe, Minister, Water Resources


7. Mr. Nyesom Wike, Minister of State, Education


8. Ms. Ama Pepple, Minister, Lands and Housing


9. Dr. Mohammed Pate, Minister of State, Health


The statement further said, “The Ministers are expected to take full responsibilities for running the affairs of the Ministries assigned to them and assist the President in delivering quality service to Nigerians in line with the Transformation Agenda of the Administration.
—Oluokun Ayorinde/Abuja

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