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Brief Biography of President Buhari’s Ministers

Here is a brief biography of all President Muhammadu buhari’s 43 new Ministers. These people are members of the cabinet of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the President’s second term in office. Although, a few of them said they know nothing about the miniNigerians expect a lot from them as promised by the All Progressive Congress.

  1. Dr. Okechukwu Ogah (Abia) – Minister of State, Mines and Steel Development

A Consultant Physician/Cardiologist ( Special Grade) University College Hospital, Ibadan. he served as Commissioner/ Chief Executive officer, Ministry of Health and member of Abia State Executive Council (August 2010- May 2015)

  1. Muhammadu Musa Bello (Adamawa) – Minister of the Federal Capital Territory

Born in 1959, Adamawa state. He is a graduate of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, where he obtained a B.Sc. in Management with a major in Banking and Finance in 1980 as well as an MBA in the same field.

  1. Sen. Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom) – Minister Of Niger Delta

A former Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Senate’s Minority Leader. He was also Governor of Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria from May 29, 2007 to May 29, 2015.

  1. Chris Ngige (Anambra) – Minister of Labour and Employment

Born in August 1952, was governor of Anambra State in Nigeria from 29 May 2003 to 17 March 2006 (People\'s Democratic Party). He is currently a member of the All Progressives Congress (All Progressive Congress) He was elected Senator for Anambra Central Constituency in April 2011 .

  1. Sharon Ikeazor (Anambra) Minister of State Environment

Was born into the family of Chief Chimezie Ikeazor, SAN, of Obosi, Anambra State, the founder of the Legal Aid for the Poor Scheme in Nigeria. She graduated with an LLB Hons in 1984 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1985.

  1. Adamu Adamu (Bauchi) – Minister of Education

A Nigerian accountant, writer, former journalist and a Former Minister of Education. He was appointed minister by President Muhammadu Buhari on November 2015 and that was his first ever presidential appointment.

  1. Mrs Mariam Yalwaji Katagum (Bauchi) – Industry, Trade and Investment

Ambassador, Permanent Delegate of Nigeria to UNESCO

She holds a Masters in Administration and Planning from the University of Lagos, (B.A.) in English, Graduate Certificate in Education at the Ahmadu Bello University.

  1. Timipre Sylva (Bayelsa) – Minister of State, Petroleum under the President

Former Governor of Bayelsa State and He was a member of the Rivers State House of Assembly in the 1990s

  1. Sen. George Akume (Benue) – Special Duties

He was the Minority Leader of the Senate from June 2011 to June 2015. He was also the Governor of Benue State from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007.

  1. Mustapha Baba Shehuri (Borno) – Minister of State, Agric and Rural DevelopmentFormer

Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing. Born July 4th , 1961. He graduated from the University of Maiduguri in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology and Anthropology.

  1. Goddy Jedy-Agba (Cross River) – Minister Of State, Power

A farmer, Bureaucrat and has a Degree in International Studies from Ahmadu Bello University, Samaru, Zaria in 1983. He holds a Master’s Degree in International Law and Diplomacy from the University of Lagos, Akoka in 1989.

  1. Festus Keyamo (SAN) – Minister Of State, Niger Delta

Born in January 1970, A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, columnist and human rights activist, he received a Bachelor of Law degree in 1992 from Ambrose Alli University at Ekpoma, Edo State and was called to the Nigerian Bar on December 1993.

  1. Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu (Ebonyi) – Minister of Science and Technology

Former Minister of Science and Tech. He graduated with a first class degree in Chemical Engineering in 1976 (UNILAG), and obtained a PhD in Chemical engineering in 1980 from University of California, Berkeley.

  1. Dr. Osagie Ehanire (Edo) – Minister Of Health

Former Minister for state Health.
Studied Medicine at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich in Germany qualifying as a physician and went to Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland where he obtained postgraduate Diploma in Anaesthetics.

  1. Clement Ik Anade Agba (Edo) – Budget And National Planning

Former Commissioner for Environment and Public Utility, Edo and also briefly served as Commissioner for Lands, Survey and Housing.

  1. Otunba Richard Adebayo (Ekiti) – Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment

First Executive Governor of Ekiti State from May 29, 1999 to May 29, 2003. He attended University of Lagos where he studied Law and obtained (LL.B Hons)

  1. Geoffrey Onyeama (Enugu) – Minister Of Foreign Affairs

Former Foreign Affairs Minister. Holds a (B.A) degree in Political Science, Columbia University, New York (1977), (B.A) degree in Law from St John’s College, Cambridge (1980). Masters of Law (LL.M), London School of Economics

  1. Dr. Ali Isa Ibrahim Pantami (Gombe) – Minister Of Communications

Studied Computer Science at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University in Bauchi, Nigeria, gaining a BTech in 2003 Session and an MSc in 2008, before obtaining a PhD from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland.

  1. Emeka Nwajuba (Imo) – Minister Of State, Education

He was called to the Nigerian bar in 1989, pursued his LLM at University of Lagos and PhD at University of Jos. He had served as House of Representatives committee chairman on Land, Housing and works from 1999 to 2003

  1. Eng. Suleiman H Adamu (Jigawa) – Minister Of Water Resources

Former Minister for eater resources and he has a B. Eng. (Hons.) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1984· M. Sc. (Project Management) Univ. of Reading, UK, 2004.

  1. Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed (Kaduna) – Minister Of Finance

Former Minister of State for Budget and National Planning… BSc Accounting (1981) Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria; IJMB ‘A’ Levels (1979) from SBS/ABU Zaria; and WASC ‘O’ Level in 1977 from Queen Amina College, Kaduna.

  1. Dr. Mohammed Mahmoud (Kaduna) – Minister Of Environment

Former Chairman, Universal Basic Education Commission.

  1. Sabo Nanono (Kano) – Minister of Agriculture and Development

Mr. Nanono, who was a former chairman of the All Farmers Association of Nigeria, in Kano… Ahmadu Bello University [ABU], Zaria… B.Sc [Business Administration – 1972. University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

  1. Major General Bashir Salihi Magashi (Kano State) -Minister of Defence

Maj. Gen. (RTD) Bashir Magashi (Kano) is a lawyer and a graduate of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. He holds a national award of CFR. appointed Governor of Sokoto State in Nigeria from August 1990 to January 1992 during military era

  1. Sen. Hadi Sirika (Katsina) – Minister Of Aviation

Former Minister of Aviation, former pilot, Former General Manager Katsina State Transport Authority, Former Member House of Representative, and Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

  1. Abubakar Malami (Kebbi) – Minister Of Justice

lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN). He is Nigeria’s immediate past Minister for Justice and Attorney-General. He graduated from Usmanu Danfodiyo University where he studied Law and was called to the bar in 1992.

  1. Rahmatu Tijani (Kogi) – FCT, State

Graduated from Ahmadu Bello University with a degree in Urban & Regional Planning. She also has an M.PA in Public Administration from Nasarawa State University, Keffi.

  1. Lai Mohammed (kwara) – Information and Culture

He earned a bachelor’s degree in French from Obafemi Awolowo University, in the year 1975. He proceeded to obtain a Law degree from the University of Lagos, and then Nigerian Law School.

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  1. Gbemisola Saraki (kwara) – Minister of State Transportation

Attended the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom and earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics. She is the female legislator with the highest number of sponsored bills in Nigeria.

  1. Babatunde Raji Fashola (Lagos) – Minister of Works and Housing

A senior Advocate of Nigeria, Fmr. Governor of Lagos and Fmr. Minister of Power, Works and Housing. He studied Law at the University of Benin from where he graduated with a Bachelor of Laws, LL.B.(Hon), degree in 1987.

  1. Sen. Adeleke O. Mamora (Lagos) – Minister of State, Health

He obtained a B.Sc, Health Sciences, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) University of Ife, Ile-Ife and became a Health Practitioner. Senator for the Lagos East constituency (2007).

  1. Mohammed H. Abdullahi (Nasarawa) – Minister of State, Science and Technology

Former Secretary to the State Government, Nasarawa State. Fmr. Attorney General & Commissiomer for Justice Nasarawa.

Usman Danfodiyo University Sokoto –
LLB/BL (1990), Nigerian Bar Association 1991.

  1. Ambassador Zubairu Dada (Niger) – Minister of State, Foreign Affairs

He is a diplomat and also an Ambassador, Embassy of Nigeria, Warsaw Poland, since 1999….

  1. Arch. Olamilekan Adegbite (Ogun) – Minsters of Mines and Steel development

Former Commissioner for Works & Infrastructure, Ogun State.

  1. Sen. Tayo Alasoadura (Ondo) – Minister Of State, Labour

Obtained the Association of Chartered Accountants (ACA) of England Certificate as well as that of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria(ICAN) All in 1974

  1. Rauf Aregbesola (Osun) – Minister Of Interior

Former Governor of Osun state, Fmr. Lagos State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure

  1. Sunday Dare (Oyo) – Minister of Youths and Sports

Bachelor of Science (BSc.) in International Studies from Ahmadu Bello University in 1991. He then proceeded to obtain a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the University of Jos.

  1. Pauline Tallen (Plateau) – Minister Of Women Affairs

Former Deputy Governor Plateau state, she was appointed Minister of State for science and technology (2007) and She got a degree in sociology at the University of Jos in 1982

  1. Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers) – Minister of Transportation

Former Governor Rivers State, Fmr. Minister of Transport. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree (Honours) in English Studies and Literature from the University of Port Harcourt in 1987

  1. Muhammadu Maigari Dingyadi (Sokoto) – Minister of Police Affairs

Former Chairman Chairman, NCCE Governing Board

  1. Eng Saleh Mamman (Taraba) – Minister Of Power

Mamman Kwagyang Saleh currently works at the Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Ahmadu Bello University. Mamman does research in Agricultural Plant Science, Food Science and Animal Science.

  1. Abubakar D. Aliyu (Yobe) – Minister of State for Housing

Served as Deputy Governor of the state for the past 10 years, making him the longest serving deputy governor in Nigeria’s political history.

  1. Sa’adiya Umar Faruq (Zamfara) – Minister of Humanitarian Affairs

Federal Commissioner of National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons. She has a Bsc. in Business Administration (Actuarial Science), Master’s degree in International Affairs and Diplomacy in 2008.

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