Cabinet of Nigeria: President Muhammadu Buhari’s Administration


In an interview published by Vanguard on 19 April 2015, President Buhari, whose administration was to begin on 29 May 2015, said he would assemble a small cabinet that might be active before the official ceremony. On 31 May 2015 President Buhari was reported to have said he would break with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) tradition where ministers were nominated by governors. He would look for people who were competent, dedicated and experienced. On 1 July 2015 a spokesman for the president said that Buhari would delay selecting a cabinet until September. He wanted to eliminate prior corruption before the new ministers were appointed. Another spokesman said that the delay was “nothing out of the ordinary” compared to the formation of previous cabinets. However, a London-based economist said the delay would not be well received by investors.

On the night of 30 September, Nigeria Today, an online newspaper in Nigeria, reported a list of 21 names submitted to Senate President Bukola Saraki for screening and confirmation. On 11 November, a cabinet of 36 ministers from each of the 36 states of Nigeria was sworn in.

List of Ministers in Nigeria

Portfolios Ministers
Minister of Petroleum President Muhammadu Buhari
Minister of Mines and Steel Development Dr. Uchechukwu Ogah
Minister of FCT Muhammed Musa Bello
Minister of Niger Delta Sen. Godswill Obot Akpabio
Minister of Labour & Employment Chris Ngige
Minister of Environment (State) Sharon Ikeazor
Minister of Education Adamu Adamu
Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, State Amb Maryam Katagum
Minister of Petroleum (State) Timipre Silva
Minister of Special Duties Sen. George Akume
Minister of Agriculture (State) Mustapha Baba Shehuri
Minister of Power (State) Godwin Jedi-Agba
Minister of Niger Delta (State) Festus Keyamo
Minister of Science and Technology Ogbonnaya Onu
Minister of Health Dr. Osagie Ehanire
Minister of Budget and National Planning (State) Clement Ikanade Agba
Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo
Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama
Minister of Communication Dr. Ali Isa Pantami
Minister of Education (State) Emeka Nwajuba
Minister of Water Resources Suleiman Adamu
Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed
Minister of Environment Dr. Mohammad Mahmoud
Minister of Agriculture Mohammed Sabo Nanono
Minister of Defence Maj. Gen. Bashir Magashi (rtd)
Minister of Aviation Hadi Sirika
HAGF and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami
Minister of FCT (State) Ramatu Tijani Aliyu
Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed
Minister of Transportation (State) Gbemisola Saraki
Minister of Works and Housing Babatunde Raji Fashola
Minister of Health (State) Adeleke Mamora
Minister of Science & Tech (State) Mohammed A. Abdullahi
Minister of Foreign Affairs (State) Amb. Zubairu Dada
Minister of Mines & Steel Development Olamilekan Adegbite
Minister of Labour (State) Sen. Omotayo Alasuadura
Minister of Interior Rauf Aregbesola
Minister of Youth and Sports Sunday Dare
Minister of Women Affairs Dame Pauline Tallen
Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi
Minister of Police Affairs Mohammed Maigari Dangyadi
Minister of Power Engr. Sale Mamman
Minister of Works and Housing, (State) Abubakar D. Aliyu
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar Faruk

See also


  1. By convention, the cabinet contains a minister or minister of state from each of the 36 states.[3]
  1. Levinus Nwabughiogu (2015-04-19). “Why my cabinet will be small”Vanguard (Nigeria). Retrieved 2015-07-02.
  2. Angela Davis (2015-05-31). “Presidential Appointments: List Of Ministers (Buhari’s Cabinet)”News247. Retrieved 2015-07-02.
  3.  “The Federal Executive Council”. Federal Ministry of Communication Technology. Retrieved 2015-07-03.
  4. Chris Kay (2015-07-01). “Buhari Delays Nigerian Cabinet Appointments to September”Bloomberg. Retrieved 2015-07-02.
  5. “EXCLUSIVE: Fashola, Amaechi, Ngige, Onu, Lai, Kachikwu make Buhari’s ministerial list – TheCable”TheCable. 2015-09-30. Retrieved 2018-04-26.
  6. Omololu Ogunmade (2015-10-01). “Buhari’s Team of Champions Unveiled”. Abuja: ThisDay Live. Archived from the original (Web) on 2015-10-05. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  7. “Nigeria’s new government to be sworn in after five-month wait”Press TV. 2015-11-11. Retrieved 2015-11-11.