Buhari’s Ministers: List of Nigeria’s New Ministers & Their Portfolios (2024)

Last updated on August 3rd, 2023 at 12:29 am

Here is a list of current ministers in Nigeria appointed by President Buhari to be approved by the senate. Their various positions will be updated after their confirmation.


Picture Inside Aso Rock Villa: The President Meeting with Ministers

A minister is an appointed person who spearheads the activities of a ministry he or she was assigned to. The process of selecting a minister in Nigeria is stipulated in the constitution but he or she must pass through screening from the National Assembly.

Please note that a minister is directly responsible to the president that appointed him and not the people. It’s only in the parliamentary system that the reverse is the case.

Update: “We are aware that Buhari won a second time under the platform of the APC and must choose new ministers, we would update this list as soon as the senate verifies their names this 2024. You might want to bookmark this page for easy reference.” Chizoba Ikenwa – Admin, Nigerian Infopedia

Update (2024): Full list of Buhari’s ministerial nominees

President Muhammadu Buhari sent a 43-man ministerial list to the Senate for screening and confirmation. The likes of Amaechi, Ngige and Fashola were reappointed while Saraki, Akpabio, Keyamo, and other new faces made Buhari’s ministerial list.

See the full list below:

1. Dr. Ikechukwu Ogah (Abia State)

2. Mohammed Musa Bello (Adamawa State) reappointed

3. Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom State)

4. Chris Ngige (Anambra State) reappointment

5. Sharon Ikeazor (Anambra State)

6. Adamu Adamu (Bauchi State) reappointment

7. Ambassador Maryam Katagun (Bauchi State)

8. Timipre Sylva (Bayelsa State)

9. George Akume (Benue State)

10. Mustapha Baba Shehuri (Borno State) reappointment

11. Goddy Jedy Agba (Cross River State)

12. Festus Keyamo (Delta State)

13. Ogbonnaya Onu (Ebonyi State)reappointment

14. Osagie Ehanire (Edo State) reappointment

15. Clement Ike (Edo State)

16. Richard Adeniyi Adebayo (Ekiti State)

17. Geoffrey Onyeama (Enugu State) reappointment

18. Ali Isa Pantami (Gombe State)

19. Emeka Nwajiuba (Imo State)

20. Suleiman Adamu (Jigawa State)

21. Zainab Ahmed (Kaduna State) reappointment

22. Muhammad Mahmood (Kaduna State)

23. Sabo Nanono (Kano State)

24. Major General Bashir Salihi Magashi (Kano State)

25. Hadi Sirika (Katsina State) reappointment

26. Abubakar Malami (Kebbi State) reappointment

27. Ramatu Tijjani (Kogi State)

28. Lai Mohammed (Kwara State)

29. Gbemisola Saraki (Kwara State)

30. Babatunde Fashola (Lagos State) reappointment

31. Adeleke Mamora (Lagos State)

32.  Mohammed H. Abdullahi (Nasarawa State)

33. Zubair Dada (Niger State)

34. Olamilekan Adegbite (Ogun State)

35. Tayo Alasoadura (Ondo State)

36. Rauf Aregbesola (Osun State)

37. Sunday Dare (Oyo State)

38. Paulen Talen (Plateau State)

39. Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers State)

40. Maigarai Dingyadi (Sokoto State)

41. Sale Mamman (Taraba State)

42. Abubakar D. Aliyu (Yobe State)

43. Sadiya Umar Faruk (Zamfara State)

Buhari’s Ministers Names and Portfolios

Finally, Nigeria’s new ministers were sworn in at Aso Rock. They were officially inaugurated as ministers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria under the Buhari APC led government.

Below is the full list of the 36 Nigeria’s new ministers, their names, states and portfolios:

1. Dr. Ikechukwu Ogah (Abia State) -Minister of State, Mines and Steel Development

2. Mohammed Musa Bello (Adamawa State) -Minister of the Federal Capital Territory

3. Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom State)- Minister of Niger Delta

4. Chris Ngige (Anambra State)- Minister of Labour and Employment

5. Sharon Ikeazor (Anambra State)-Minister of State Environment

6.Adamu Adamu (Bauchi State) -Minister of Education

7.Ambassador Maryam Katagun (Bauchi State) State

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

9.George Akume (Benue State) Inter

10.Mustapha Baba Shehuri (Borno State) Minister of State, Agric and Rural Development

11. Goddy Jedy Agba (Cross River State) -Minister of State, Power

12.Festus Keyamo (Delta State) -Minister of State, Niger Delta

13. Ogbonnaya Onu (Ebonyi State) -Minister of Science and Technology

14. Osagie Ehanire (Edo State) -Minister of Health

15.Clement Ike (Edo State) – Budget and National Planning, State

16. Richard Adeniyi Adebayo (Ekiti State) -Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment

17. Geoffrey Onyeama (Enugu State) -Minister of Foreign Affairs

18.Ali Isa Pantami (Gombe State) -Minister of Communications

19. Emeka Nwajiuba (Imo State) -Minister of State, Education

20. Suleiman Adamu (Jigawa State) -Minister of Water Resources

21. Zainab Ahmed (Kaduna State) -Minister of Finance

22.Muhammad Mahmood (Kaduna State) -Minister of Environment

23.Sabo Nanono (Kano State) -Minister of Agriculture and Development

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

25.Hadi Sirika (Katsina State) -Minister of Aviation

26.Abubakar Malami (Kebbi State) – HAGF and Minister of Justice

27.Ramatu Tijjani (Kogi State) – FCT, State

28. Lai Mohammed (Kwara State) – Information and Culture

29.Gbemisola Saraki (Kwara State) -Minister of State Transportation

30.Babatunde Fashola (Lagos State) -Minister of Works and Housing

31.Adeleke Mamora (Lagos State) -Minister of State, Health

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

33. Zubair Dada (Niger State) Minister of State, Foreign Affairs

34. Olamilekan Adegbite (Ogun State) Minsters of Mines and Steel development

35. Tayo Alasoadura (Ondo State) – Labour, State

36. Rauf Aregbesola (Osun State), Minister of Interior

37. Sunday Dare (Oyo State) Minister of Youths and Sports

38.Paulen Talen (Plateau State) Minister of Women Affairs

39. Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers State) Minister of Transportation

40. Maigarai Dingyadi (Sokoto State) Minister of Police Affairs

41. Sale Mamman (Taraba State) Minister of Power

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

43. Sadiya Umar Faruk (Zamfara State), Minister of Humanitarian Affairs

44. President Muhammadu Buhari — Minister of Petroleum

Former Ministers of Buhari’s First tenure (2015)

1. Zainab Ahmed – Substantive Minister of Finance

2. Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers) – Minister of Transportation

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

4. Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti)– Minister of Solid Minerals

5. Babatunde Fashola (Lagos)– Minister of Power, Works and Housing

6. Abdulrahman Dambazau (Kano)– Minister of Interior

7. Aisha Alhassan (Taraba)– Minister of Women Affairs

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

9. Abubakar Malami (Kebbi) – Minister of Justice

10. Hadi Sirika (Katsina) – Minister of State for Aviation

11. Suleiman Adamu (Jigawa)– Minister of Water Resources

12. Solomon Dalong (Plateau)– Minister of Youths and Sports

13. Ibeh Kachikwu (Delta)–Minister of State for Petroleum

14.Osagie Ehanire (Edo)– Minister of State for Health

15. Audu Ogbeh (Benue)– Minister of Agriculture

16. Udo Udo Udoma (Akwa Ibom)– Minister of Budget and National Planning

17. Lai Mohammed (Kwara)– Minister of Information

18. Amina Mohammed (Gombe) – Minister of Environment

19. Ibrahim Usman Jibril (Nasarawa) — Minister of State for Environment

20. Anthony Onwuka (Imo) – Minister of State for Education

21. Muhammadu Bello (Adamawa) — Minister of FCT

22. Adamu Adamu (Bauchi) — Minister of Education

23. Okechukwu Enelamah (Abia) – Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment

24. Aisha Abubakar (Sokoto) — Minister of State for Trade, Industry and Investment

25. Khadija Bukar Abba (Yobe) – Minister of State for Foreign Affairs

26. Claudius Daramola (Ondo) – Minister of State for Niger Delta

27. Geoffrey Onyeama (Enugu) — Minister of Foreign Affairs

28. Monsur Dan-Ali (Zamfara) — Minister of Defence

29. James Ocholi (Kogi) – Minister of State for Labour

30. Zainab Ahmed (Kaduna) – Minister of State for Budget and National Planning

31. Mustapha Shehuri (Borno) — Minister of State for Power

32. Heineken Lokpobiri (Bayelsa)– Minister of State for Agriculture

33. Isaac Adewole Folorunsho (Osun) — Minister of Health

34. Usani Usani Uguru (Cross River) — Minister of Niger Delta

35. Abubakar Bwari Bawa (Niger) — Minister of State for Solid Minerals

36.Adebayo Shittu (Oyo) — Minister of Communications

44. Muhammadu Buhari — Minister of Petroleum

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Oluchi Chukwu

Oluchi is a seasoned Information blogger, content developer and the editor of Nigerian Queries. She is a tech enthusiast who loves reading, writing and research

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