Nigeria

Jonathan brings in WB MD


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President Goodluck Jonathan has asked the Senate to approve the name of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the World Bank managing director in Nigeria as a member of his new cabinet. Many analysts had been hoping that her name would be included in the original list sent to the Senate last week, but it had been missing. Her inclusion raises hopes that she may slot in to the Finance Ministry role, as yet unfilled.

Yesterday the president swore in two new ministers:

Mrs. Stella Oduah-Ogiemwonyi to the Ministry of Aviation
Hajiya Zainab Maina to the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development.

And on Saturday he swore in twelve existing ministers into their old roles:

Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke; Minister for Petroleum Resources
Professor Ruqqayat Rufai’a; Minister for Education
Mr Emeka Wogu; Minister for Labour and Productivity
Elder Godsday Orubebe; Minister for Niger Delta
Senator Bala Mohammed; Minister for Federal Capital Territory (FCT)
Navy Captain Caleb Olubolade; Minister of State (FCT)
Mr Labaran Maku; Minister for Information and Communications.
Mr Yusuf Sulaiman; Minister for Transport
Mr Bello Adoke; Attorney General and Minister of Justice
Dr Samsudeen Usman; Minister for National Planning
Professor Chukwu OnyebuchI; Minister for Health
Musa Sada; Minister for Mines and Steel.

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