By Akinwande Soji-Ojo
President Muhammadu Buhari has reshuffled his cabinet with newly-appointed ministers given portfolios.
Eleven ministerial positions were affected in the reshufflement exercise.
See list of ministers’ and their new portfolios:
Adeleke Mamora- Minister of Science and Technology (formerly Minister of State, Health)
Mu’azu Jaji Sambo- Minister of Transportation (formerly Minister of Power)
Umanna Okon Umanna- Minister of Niger Delta Affairs
Sharon Ikeazor- Minister of State, Niger Delta Affairs (formerly Minister of State, Environment)
Gbemisola Saraki- Minister of State, Mines and Steel Development (formerly Minister of State, Transportation)
Umar Ibrahim EI-Yakub- Minister of State, Works and Housing
Goodluck Nanah Opiah- Minister of State, Education
Ekumankama Joseph Nkama- Minister of State, Health
Ikoh Henry Ikechukwu- Minister of State, Science and Technology
Odum Udi- minister of State, Environment
Ademola Adewole Adegoroye- Minister of State, Transportation.
Seven ministers whose appointment were confirmed by the Senate on June 29, were sworn-in by the president before the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday.
The ministers — Umanna, El-Yakub, Opiah, Nkama, Udi, Adegoroye and Ikechukwu — were appointed to fill the vacuum created by Rotimi Amaechi, Ogbonnaya Onu and five others, who resigned in May to pursue their political ambitions.