President Jonathan Reshuffles Cabinet

President Goodluck Jonathan has reshuffled the federal cabinet leading to the emergence of Nurudeen Mohammed, Second Minister of State for Foreign Affairs as the Supervising Minister of Information until a substantive minister would be named.

Mohammed made this announcement at the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday following the directive of President Jonathan.

He added that the first Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Viola Onwuliri, would also assume the post of substantive Minister of State, Education following Nyesom Wike’s resignation.

According to Mohammed, Jonathan also directed that Taminu Turaki, who is the Minister of Special Duties to act as the Supervising Minister of Labour and Productivity following the exit of Emeka Wogu.

Aliyu Gusau, Minister of Defence would also combine his duties with those of the Minister of State for Defence following the resignation of Senator Musiliu Obanikoro Stephen Orubebe, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, will combine his responsibilities with those of the Minister of State for Defence vacated by Darius Ishaku while Olusegun Aganga, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment is to combine his duties with those of the Minister of State in the same ministry, vacated by Samuel Ortom who intends to run the governorship race in Bayelsa State.

All appointments were in acting capacity until new ministers would be appointed to fill up the vacancies except for Onwuliri’s deployment.

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