Cabinet of Nigeria

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The Cabinet of Nigeria is part of the Executive Branch of the Government of Nigeria. The Cabinet's role, as written in the Ministers' Statutory Powers and Duties (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) Act [1] is to serve as an advisory body to the President of Nigeria. Members of the Cabinet are appointed and report to the President, who can dismiss them at will. The Cabinet currently oversees 24 [2] Federal Ministries, each responsible for some aspect of providing government services, as well as a number of parastatals (government-owned corporations).

President of Nigeria Head of state and head of Nigerian government

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is the head of state and head of government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The President of Nigeria is also the commander-in-chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces. The President is elected in national elections which take place every four years. The first President of Nigeria was Nnamdi Azikiwe, who took office on October 1, 1963. However, Shehu Shagari is the First Executive President of Nigeria elected Democratically in 1979. The current President, Muhammadu Buhari took office on May 29, 2015 as the 15th President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The Federal Ministries of Nigeria are civil service departments that are responsible for delivering various types of government service. Each ministry is headed by a Permanent Secretary who reports to a Minister in the Federal Cabinet. Some government functions are provided by "commissions" or parastatals that may be independent or associated with a ministry.

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Relationship to civil service

The ministries and parastatals are staffed by career civil servants. Each is headed by a Permanent Secretary, a senior civil servant appointed by the Head of the Civil Service. The Permanent Secretary is accountable to a Minister, who sits in the Cabinet and reports to the President. The Minister is appointed by the President subject to approval by the Senate and is responsible for policy, while the Permanent Secretary is responsible for implementation of policy. [3]

Senate of Nigeria upper house of Nigeria legislature

The Senate is the upper chamber of the Nigeria's bicameral legislature, the National Assembly of Nigeria. The National Assembly is the nation's highest legislature,whose power is to make laws, is summarized in chapter one, section four of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution. It consists of 109 senators: the 36 states are each divided in 3 senatorial districts each electing one senator; the Federal Capital Territory elects only one senator.

Confirmation Process

The heads of the executive ministries are nominated by the President and then presented to the Senate. Section 147 (6) gives the Senate 21 days to complete the screening for confirmation or rejection by a simple majority. According to Section 147 (5) of the constitution the only qualification for one to be appointed as Minister is that the person must be “qualified for election into the House of Representatives”. If approved, they receive their commission scroll, are sworn in and then begin their duties.

A majority is the greater part, or more than half, of the total. It is a subset of a set consisting of more than half of the set's elements.

Oath of office an official promise by a person who has been elected to a public office to fulfill the duties of the office according to the law

An oath of office is an oath or affirmation a person takes before undertaking the duties of an office, usually a position in government or within a religious body, although such oaths are sometimes required of officers of other organizations. Such oaths are often required by the laws of the state, religious body, or other organization before the person may actually exercise the powers of the office or any religious body. It may be administered at an inauguration, coronation, enthronement, or other ceremony connected with the taking up of office itself, or it may be administered privately. In some cases it may be administered privately and then repeated during a public ceremony.

Salary

The heads of the executive departments and most other senior federal officers at cabinet or sub-cabinet level receive their salary under a fixed pay plan as reviewed by the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) [4] . The annual basic salary of a substantive minister is ₦2,026,400 (₦168,866:66 per month). [5]

Allowance typeAmount (₦)Notes
Furniture6,079,200Paid once in four years
Vehicle8,105,600Optional, loan repayable by the end of the tenure of the minister.
Vehicle Fuelling and Maintenance1,519,800Paid annually
Domestic Staff911,880Paid annually
Entertainment607,920Paid annually
Utilities405,280Paid annually
Monitoring allowance303,960
Personal Assistant506,000Paid annually
Newspaper allowance303,960
Leave202,640Paid annually
Tour duty35,000
Estacode allowance$900per night
Housing4,052,800paid annually
Total13,374,240Excluding optional vehicle allowance

Ministers and Ministers of State


By convention, there must be at least one Cabinet member from each of the 36 states in Nigeria, although there are only 28 ministries and at times the President takes direct control of a key ministry such as Petroleum Resources. To ensure representation from each state, a Minister is often assisted by one or more Ministers of State. [6]

Current cabinet

Cabinet of Nigeria: 11 November 2015 – present [7]
PortraitPortfolioIncumbentTerm
Muhammadu Buhari - Chatham House.jpg President
Commander-in-chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces
Minister of Petroleum
Muhammadu Buhari 2015–
Yemi Osinbajo 2017-05-27 (cropped).jpg Vice President Yemi Osinbajo 2015–
No image.svg Minister of Justice
Attorney General [8]
Abubakar Malami 2015–
No image.svg Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama 2015–
No image.svg Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Zainab_Ahmed 2018–
No image.svg Minister of Defence Bashir Salihi Magashi 2019–
Adam-Adamu.jpg Minister of Education Adamu Adamu 2015–
No image.svg Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment [9] Richard Adeniyi Adebayo 2019–
No image.svg Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige 2015–
No image.svg Minister of Federal Capital Territory Mohammed Musa Bello 2015–
Ogbonnaya-Onu.png Minister of Science and Technology Ogbonnaya Onu 2015–
No image.svg Minister of Mines and Steel Development Olamilekan Adegbite 2019–
No image.svg Minister of Interior Rauf Aregbesola 2019–
No image.svg Minister Of State for Budget and National Planning Clement Agba 2019–
Babatunde Fashola.jpg Minister of Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola 2015–
No image.svg Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Sabo Nanono 2019–
No image.svg Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi 2015–
No image.svg Minister of Power Saleh Mamman 2019–
No image.svg Minister of Health Osagie Ehanire 2019–
No image.svg Minister of Women Affairs Paulen Tallen 2019–
Minister of Niger Delta Godswill Akpabio 2019–
No image.svg Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed 2015–
Minister of Environment Muhammad Mahmood 2019-
No image.svg Minister of Water Resources Suleiman Adamu 2019–
No image.svg Minister of Youth and Sports Sunday Dare 2019–
No image.svg Minister for Aviation Sirika Hadi 2015–
No image.svg Minister of State for Environment Sharon Ikeazor 2019–
No image.svg Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Zubair Dada 2019–
No image.svg Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development Ikechukwu Ogah 2019–
No image.svg Minister of State for Health Adeleke Mamora 2019–
No image.svg Minister of State for Niger Delta Festus Keyamo 2019–
No image.svg Minister of State for Power Goddy Jedy Agba 2019–
No image.svg Minister of State for Works and Housing Abubakar D. Aliyu 2019–
No image.svg Minister of State for Education Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba 2015–
No image.svg Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development Mustapha Baba Shehuri 2019–
No image.svg Minister of State for Labour and Employment Tayo Alasoadura 2019
No image.svg Minister of Police Affairs Maigari Dingyadi 2019–
No image.svg Minister for Communication Ali Isa Pantami 2019–
No image.svg Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment Maryam Katagum 2019–
No image.svg Minister of State for Petroleum Timipre Sylva 2019–
No image.svg Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar Faruk 2019–
No image.svg Minister of State for Transportation Gbemisola Saraki 2019–
No image.svg Minister of Special Duties and International Affairs George Akume 2019–
No image.svg Minister of State for Federal Capital Territory Ramatu Tijani 2019–
No image.svg Minister of State for Science and Technology Mohammed Abdullahi 2019–

See also

Nigerian Civil Service

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