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Tinubu Rejigs Yet-To-Be Inaugurated Cabinet, Renames Ministry

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President Bola Tinubu on Sunday redeployed ex-Governor of Osun State and minister-designate, Adegboyega Oyetola, from the Ministry of Transportation to the Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy.

The President also redeployed another minister-designate, 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,” said presidential spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, in a statement on Sunday.

The changes take immediate effect, said the presidential spokesman.

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According to Ngelale, Tinubu also redeployed a minister-designate, Bunmi Tunji-Ojo, to the Ministry of Interior while Sa’idu Alkali was redeployed as the Minister of Transportation.

The statement added, “Furthermore, both Ministers of State in the Oil & 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,”

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Tinubu’s Cabinet Inauguration

The President had last week assigned portfolios for the 45 ministers-designate and reserved the Minister of Environment and Ecological Management for Kaduna State.

The President is yet to swear-in the ministers before the cabinet reshuffle.

The President, in earlier announcement was scheduled to swear in the ministers-designate tomorrow August 21, 2023.

The event is billed to hold at the State House Conference, Aso villa in Abuja by 10 am.

According to a statement by the Director, Information Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Willie Bassey, the ministers are allowed to come with two guests each.

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“The swearing-in ceremony by the President is as follows: Monday, August 21, 2023, at the State House Conference Centre, Aso Villa, Abuja. Time: 10:00 AM

“Honourable Ministers to be sworn in are expected to come with two guests each.

“All Honourable Ministers and guests are to be seated by 9:00 am”, the statement issued in Wednesday had stated.

Comrade James Ezema is a veteran journalist and media consultant. He is a political strategist. He can be reached on +2348035823617 via call or WhatsApp.

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