Jonathan carries out minor Cabinet reshuffle


Earlier this week seven Cabinet Ministers announced their resignations from the Cabinet in order to allow them to stand for a range of elected positions in next year’s elections. As a result President Goodluck Jonathan has made a number of adjustments to his Cabinet as follows:

Dr. Nurudeen Mohammed, the Minister of State II in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will oversee the Ministry of Information.

Prof. Viola Onwuliri, the Minister of State I in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will become Minister of State for Education.

Dr. Khaliru Alhassan, the Minister of State for Health will oversee the Ministry of Health.

Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, the Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs will supervise the Ministry of Labour and Productivity.

Lt. General Aliyu Gusau (rtd), the Minister of Defence will also take on the duties of the Minister of State of Defence.

Dr. Olusegun Aganga will take over full responsibility for the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment.

Dr. Stephen Oru, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs will cover all aspects of the Ministry after the departure of his Minister of State.

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