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Thursday, 23 October 2014

President Jonathan Reshuffles Cabinet, Six Ministries Get Supervising Ministers


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President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday appointed the Minister of State I for Foreign Affairs, Mrs. Viola Onwuliri, as the substantive Minister of State for Education.
She takes over from Nyesom Wike, who resigned to contest governorship election in Rivers State.
Addressing State House correspondents at the end of Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, presided over by President Jonathan, the Minister of State II for Foreign Affairs, Nurudeen Mohammed, who now supervises the Ministry of Information, said the President approved the changes following the resignation of seven ministers from the cabinet.
According to him, the Minister of Defence, Lt.-Gen. Aliyu Gusau, will act as the Minister of State for Defence.
Dr. Khaliru Alhassan, who is the Minister of State for Health, is to take over the Health Ministry.
The Minister of Industry Trade and Investments, Dr. Olusegun Aganga, will oversee the portfolio of the Minister of State in the ministry.
The Minister of Special Duties, Kabiru Turaki, is to supervise the Ministry of Labour while Niger Delta Affairs Minister, Dr Steven Oru, will oversee the portfolio of the Ministry of State of the ministry.
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