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The Cabinet of Nigeria is the Executive Branch of the Government of Nigeria. The Cabinet members are appointed by the President and report to the President. The Cabinet currently oversees 24Federal Ministries, each responsible for some aspect of providing government services, as well as a number of parastatals (government-owned corporations).
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.
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.
The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is the head of state and head of the national executive 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. The current President, Muhammadu Buhari took office on May 29, 2015 as the 15th President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The Senate is the upper house of the Nigeria's bicameral legislature, the National Assembly of Nigeria. The National Assembly is the nation's highest legislature, whose power 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.
By convention, there must be one Cabinet member from each of the 36 states in Nigeria, although there are only 19 ministries and at times a Federal minister is responsible for more than one ministry (e.g. Environment and Housing), or 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.
| President |
Commander-in-chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces
Minister of Petroleum
|Vice President||Yemi Osinbajo||2015–|
|Minister of Justice|
|Minister of Foreign Affairs||Geoffrey Onyeama||2015–|
|Minister of Finance||Folake Adeosun||2015–|
|Minister of Defence||Mansur Dan Ali||2015–|
|Minister of Education||Adamu Adamu||2015–|
|Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment||Okechukwu Enelamah||2015–|
|Minister of Labour and Employment||Chris Ngige||2015–|
|Minister of Federal Capital Territory||Mohammed Musa Bello||2015–|
|Minister of Science and Technology||Ogbonnaya Onu||2015–|
|Minister of Solid Minerals||William Phelps||2015–|
|Minister of Interior||Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau||2015–|
|Minister of Budget and National Planning||Udoma Udo Udoma||2015–|
|Minister of Power, Works and Housing||Babatunde Fashola||2015–|
|Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development||Audu Ogbeh||2015–|
|Minister of Transportation||Rotimi Amaechi||2015–|
|Minister of Health||Isaac Adewole||2015–|
|Minister of Women Affairs||Aisha Alhassan||2015–|
|Minister of Niger Delta||Usani Uguru Usani||2015–|
|Minister of Information||Lai Mohammed||2015–|
|Minister of Environment||Amina J. Mohammed||2015–2016|
|Minister of Water Resources||Suleiman Adamu Kazaure||2015–|
|Minister of Youth and Sports||Solomon Dalong||2015–|
|Minister of State for Aviation||Sirika Hadi||2015–|
|Minister of State for Environment||Ibrahim Jibrin||2015–|
|Minister of State for Foreign Affairs||Khadija Bukar Abba Ibrahim||2015–|
|Minister of State for Solid Minerals||Bawa Bwari Abubakar||2015–|
|Minister of State for Health||Osagie Ehanire||2015–|
|Minister of State for Niger Delta||Omole Daramola||2015–|
|Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing||Mustapha Baba Shauri||2015–|
|Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing||Suleiman Hassan||2017–|
|Minister of State for Education||Anthony Onwuka||2015–|
|Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development||Heineken Lokpobiri||2015–|
|Minister of State for Labour and Employment||Stephen Ocheni||2017– **|
|Minister of State for Budget and National Planning||Zainab Ahmed||2015–|
|Minister for Communication||Adebayo Shittu||2015–|
|Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment||Aisha Abubakar||2015–|
|Minister of State for Petroleum||Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu||2015–|
** Predecessor, James Ocholi, died in office
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