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The former governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Raji Fashola has been stripped off the portfolio as the Minister of Power. According to the list announced by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, Fashola’s ministerial portfolio has been streamlined to Works and Housing.

Meanwhile, Sale Mamman from Taraba State has been appointed as the new Minister of Power. However, Adamu-Adamu, Lai Muhammed and Chris Ngigewere all returned as minister of education, minister of Information and culture and minister of Labour and employment respectively.

Further Details: On the other hand, the former minister for finance, Zainab Ahmed now has extended portfolios as minister for finance, budget and Planning.

Basically, the majority of the returned ministers retained their portfolios, while Fashola was stripped of power, Suleiman Adamu from Jigawa State was stripped of Minister for Water Resources.

The Thirteen Returnees: The President returned thirteen ministers who were part of his cabinet during the first administration. However, only the portfolios of eleven ministers were returned.

Below are the returned ministers:

  • Zainab Ahmed – Finance
  • Adamu Adamu – Education
  • Muhammadu Bello – FCT Minister
  • Chirs Ngige – Labour and employment
  • Lai Mohammed – Information and culture
  • Abubakar Malami – Minister for Justice
  • Babatunde Fashola – Power, Works and Housing
  • Rotimi Amaechi –  Minister for transport
  • Geoffrey Onyeama (Enugu State) Foreign Affairs
  • Suleiman Adamu (Jigawa State) – State, Power and Works
  • Osagie Enahire (Edo State) – Minister of State for health
  • Hadi Sirika – Minister of State, Aviation
  • Ogbonnaya Onu – Science and Technology

Ministers returned with new portfolios:

  • Zainab Ahmed – Minister for Finance, Budget and National Planning
  • Adamu Adamu – Minister for Education
  • Muhammadu Bello – FCT Minister
  • Chirs Ngige – Labour and employment
  • Lai Mohammed – Information and culture
  • Abubakar Malami – Minister for Justice
  • Babatunde Fashola – Works and Housing (Strip-off Power sector)
  • Rotimi Amaechi –  Minister for transport
  • Geoffrey Onyeama – Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • Suleiman Adamu (Jigawa State) – Minister for Water Resources (strip-off State, Power and Works)
  • Osagie Enahire (Edo State) – Minister of State for health
  • Hadi Sirika – Minister of Aviation (formerly minister for State)
  • Ogbonnaya Onu – Minister for Science and Technology

[READ FURTHER: President Buhari assigns portfolios to all 43 ministers]

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