Cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari

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Cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari
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  cabinet of Nigeria
Date formed September 2015 (?)
People and organisations
Head of state Muhammadu Buhari
Head of government Muhammadu Buhari
Member party All Progressives Congress
Opposition party People's Democratic Party
Predecessor Cabinet of President Goodluck Jonathan

The Cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari consists of the ministers appointed in the Buhari Administration to take responsibility for each of the government ministries of Nigeria following the 2015 elections.

Nigeria Federal republic in West Africa

The Federal Republic of Nigeria, commonly referred to as Nigeria, is a federal republic in West Africa, bordering Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the east, and Benin in the west. Its coast in the south is located on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. The federation comprises 36 states and 1 Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja is located. Nigeria is officially a democratic secular country.



In an interview published by Vanguard on 19 April 2015, Buhari, whose administration was to begin on 29 May 2015, said he would assemble a small cabinet that might be active before the official ceremony. [1] On 31 May 2015 Buhari was reported to have said he would break with the People's Democratic Party (PDP) tradition where ministers were nominated by governors. [2] [lower-alpha 1] He would look for people who were competent, dedicated and experienced. [2] On 1 July 2015 a spokesman for the president said that Buhari would delay selecting a cabinet until September. He wanted to eliminate prior corruption before the new ministers were appointed. Another spokesman said that the delay was "nothing out of the ordinary" compared to the formation of previous cabinets. However, a London-based economist said the delay would not be well received by investors. [4]

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Peoples Democratic Party (Nigeria) Political party in Nigeria

The People's Democratic Party (PDP) is a major contemporary political party in Nigeria. Its policies generally lie towards the centre-right of the political spectrum. It won every Presidential election between 1999 and 2011, and was until the 2015 elections, the governing party in the Fourth Republic although in some cases, amid a few controversial electoral circumstances. Currently, PDP controls 14 states out of 36 states in Nigeria.

The president is a common title for the head of state in most republics. In politics, president is a title given to leaders of republican states.

On the night of 30 September, TheCable, an online newspaper in Nigeria, reported a list of 21 names submitted to Senate President Bukola Saraki for screening and confirmation. [5] [6] On 11 November, a cabinet of 36 ministers from each of the 36 states of Nigeria was sworn in. [7]

Cable Newspaper Ltd was established on November 29, 2011. TheCable, Nigeria's independent online newspaper was launched on April 29, 2014.

Bukola Saraki Nigerias Senate president

Olubukola Abubakar Saraki is a Nigerian politician who has been the President of Nigeria's Senate since 2015. Previously he was the Governor of Kwara State under the platform of the PDP from 2003 to 2011. He was first elected to the Senate in April 2011, also under the platform of the PDP, representing the Kwara Central senatorial district, and then re-elected in the March 2015 election, under the platform of the APC. He decamped back to his former party, the People's Democratic Party, on 31 July 2018. Saraki declared his intention to vie for the Office of President of Nigeria, under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). but lost to Atiku Abubakar, he was subsequently announced as the DG of Atiku’s Presidential Campaign Council.

States of Nigeria

In Nigeria, a state is a federated political entity that shares sovereignty with the federal government. There are 36 states bound together by a federal agreement. The Federal Capital Territory is not a state and under the direct control of the federal government. The states are further divided into a total of 774 Local Government Areas. Under the Nigerian Constitution, states have the power to ratify constitutional amendments.


Cabinet of Nigeria: 11 November 2015 – present [8]
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 [9]
Abubakar Malami 2015–
No image.svg Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama 2015–
No image.svg Minister of Finance Folake Adeosun 2015–
No image.svg Minister of Defence Mansur Dan Ali 2015–
No image.svg Minister of Education Adamu Adamu 2015–
No image.svg Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment [10] Okechukwu Enelamah 2015–
No image.svg Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige 2015–
No image.svg Minister of Federal Capital Territory Mohammed Musa Bello 2015–
No image.svg Minister of Science and Technology Ogbonnaya Onu 2015–
No image.svg Minister of Solid MineralsJohn Kayode Fayemi 2015–
No image.svg Minister of Interior Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau 2015–
No image.svg Minister of Budget and National Planning Udoma Udo Udoma 2015–
Babatunde Fashola.jpg Minister of Power, Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola 2015–
No image.svg Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Audu Ogbeh 2015–
No image.svg Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi 2015–
No image.svg Minister of Health Isaac Adewole 2015–
No image.svg Minister of Women Affairs Aisha Alhassan 2015–
Usani Uguru Usani4.jpg Minister of Niger Delta Usani Uguru Usani 2015–
No image.svg Minister of Information Lai Mohammed 2015–
Minister of Environment Amina J. Mohammed 2015–2016
No image.svg Minister of Water Resources Suleiman Adamu Kazaure 2015–
No image.svg Minister of Youth and Sports Solomon Dalong 2015–
No image.svg Minister of State for Aviation Sirika Hadi 2015–
No image.svg Minister of State for Environment Ibrahim Jibrin 2015–
No image.svg Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Khadija Bukar Abba Ibrahim 2015–
No image.svg Minister of State for Solid Minerals Bawa Bwari Abubakar 2015–
No image.svg Minister of State for Health Osagie Ehanire 2015–
No image.svg Minister of State for Niger Delta Omole Daramola 2015–
No image.svg Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing Mustapha Baba Shauri 2015–
No image.svg Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing Suleiman Hassan 2017–
No image.svg Minister of State for Education Anthony Onwuka 2015–
No image.svg Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development Heineken Lokpobiri 2015–
No image.svg Minister of State for Labour and Employment Stephen Ocheni 2017– **
No image.svg Minister of State for Budget and National Planning Zainab Ahmed 2015–
No image.svg Minister for Communication Adebayo Shittu 2015–
No image.svg Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment Aisha Abubakar 2015–
No image.svg Minister of State for Petroleum Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu 2015–

** Predecessor, James Ocholi, died in office

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  1. By convention, the cabinet contains a minister or minister of state from each of the 36 states. [3]