Tinubu Shuffles Ministerial Portfolios: New Appointments and Changes
In a significant development underscoring the administration’s commitment to optimal performance and strategic alignment, President Bola Tinubu has authorized a series of ministerial portfolio reassignments. The announcement, conveyed through a press release by Ajuri Ngelale, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, sheds light on the recalibration of responsibilities for several ministers-designate.Abubakar Momoh, who formerly helmed the Federal Ministry of Youth, now takes the helm at the Ministry of Niger Delta Development. A similar shift in roles is witnessed as Adegboyega Oyetola transitions into the capacity of Minister of Marine and Blue Economy.The recalibration also extends to the Federal Ministry of Youth, which, as Ajuri Ngelale explained, is set to be presided over by a new minister-designate in the near future.Notable alterations to ministerial roles are also evident in the cases of Bunmi Tunji-Ojo and Hon. Sa’idu Alkali, who are now poised to serve as the Minister of Interior and Minister of Transportation respectively.In a notable consolidation move, Ajuri Ngelale disclosed that the Ministers of State in the Oil & Gas sector have been integrated into the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources. Senator Heineken Lokpobiri has been entrusted with the role of Minister of State (Oil), Petroleum Resources, while Ekperipe Ekpo assumes the mantle of Minister of State (Gas), Petroleum Resources.Additionally, the statement reveals that the Federal Ministry of Environment and Ecological Management has been officially rebranded as the Federal Ministry of Environment, reflecting a renewed emphasis on environmental stewardship.With immediate effect, these pivotal changes reflect President Tinubu’s deliberate efforts to optimize ministerial synergy and performance, aiming to drive the nation’s progress in alignment with strategic goals.