Cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari

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Cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari
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  cabinet of Nigeria
Date formedSeptember 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

Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a country 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. The constitution defines Nigeria as a democratic secular state.



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]

The vanguard is the leading part of an advancing military formation. It has a number of functions, including seeking out the enemy and securing ground in advance of the main force.

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 Nigerian politician

Olubukola Abubakar Saraki is a former President of Nigeria's Senate and Governor of Kwara State under the platform of the People's Democratic Party from 2003 to 2011. He lost the senatorial seat in the 2019 election. Saraki 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 general elections under the platform of the All Progressive Congress. He decamped from All Progressive Congress back to his former party 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

Nigeria is divided into states, federated political entities that share 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, 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 [10] 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–

Zainab Ahmed is now the Minister of Finance after she was confirmed by President Muhammadu Buhari

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