|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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| 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||John Kayode Fayemi||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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