President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday inaugurated the eight new ministers recently confirmed by the Senate.
Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, whose confirmation divided the Senate last week, was named State Minister of State II.
Others and their portfolios are:
Senator Patricia Akwashiki (Information)
Prof. Nicholas Ada (State, Foreign Affairs I)
Col. Augustine Akobundu (retd.) (State, Defence)
Mr. Fidelis Nwankwo (State, Health)
Mrs. Hauwa Bappa (State, Niger Delta Affairs)
Mr. Kenneth Kobani (State, Industry, Trade and Investment)
Senator Joel Ikeya (Labour and Productivity).
Minister of State, Health, Khaliru Alhassan, was named as the Minister of Health. Alhassan has been acting as Supervising Minister of Health since Prof. Onyebuchi Ckukwu resigned in 2014.