|Cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari|
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.
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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.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. He would look for people who were competent, dedicated and experienced. 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.
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| 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, Budget and National Planning||Zainab_Ahmed||2018–|
|Minister of Defence||Bashir Salihi Magashi||2019–|
|Minister of Education||Adamu Adamu||2015–|
|Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment||Richard Adeniyi Adebayo||2019–|
|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 Mines and Steel Development||Olamilekan Adegbite||2019–|
|Minister of Interior||Rauf Aregbesola||2019–|
|Minister Of State for Budget and National Planning||Clement Agba||2019–|
|Minister of Works and Housing||Babatunde Fashola||2015–|
|Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development||Sabo Nanono||2019–|
|Minister of Transportation||Rotimi Amaechi||2015–|
|Minister of Power||Saleh Mamman||2019–|
|Minister of Health||Osagie Ehanire||2019–|
|Minister of Women Affairs||Paulen Tallen||2019–|
|Minister of Niger Delta||Godswill Akpabio||2019–|
|Minister of Information and Culture||Lai Mohammed||2015–|
|Minister of Environment||Muhammad Mahmood||2019-|
|Minister of Water Resources||Suleiman Adamu||2019–|
|Minister of Youth and Sports||Sunday Dare||2019–|
|Minister for Aviation||Sirika Hadi||2015–|
|Minister of State for Environment||Sharon Ikeazor||2019–|
|Minister of State for Foreign Affairs||Zubair Dada||2019–|
|Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development||Ikechukwu Ogah||2019–|
|Minister of State for Health||Adeleke Mamora||2019–|
|Minister of State for Niger Delta||Festus Keyamo||2019–|
|Minister of State for Power||Goddy Jedy Agba||2019–|
|Minister of State for Works and Housing||Abubakar D. Aliyu||2019–|
|Minister of State for Education||Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba||2015–|
|Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development||Mustapha Baba Shehuri||2019–|
|Minister of State for Labour and Employment||Tayo Alasoadura||2019|
|Minister of Police Affairs||Maigari Dingyadi||2019–|
|Minister for Communication||Ali Isa Pantami||2019–|
|Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment||Maryam Katagum||2019–|
|Minister of State for Petroleum||Timipre Sylva||2019–|
|Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development||Sadiya Umar Faruk||2019–|
|Minister of State for Transportation||Gbemisola Saraki||2019–|
|Minister of Special Duties and International Affairs||George Akume||2019–|
|Minister of State for Federal Capital Territory||Ramatu Tijani||2019–|
|Minister of State for Science and Technology||Mohammed Abdullahi||2019–|
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