Oyetola now in charge of Maritime as PBT reshuffles portfolios


By Abiodun OBA

President Bola Tinubu has approved the redeployment of the Ministers-designate allocated to the Federal Ministries of Transportation, Interior, and Marine & Blue Economy, which have been reshuffled as follows:

Former Osun State governor, Adegboyega Oyetola is to take charge as the Minister of Marine and Blue Economy; Hon. Bunmi Tunji-Ojo is redeployed as the Minister of Interior; and Hon. Sa’idu Alkali is redeployed as the Minister of Transportation.

A statement issued on Sunday by Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), revealed.

According to the statement, both Ministers of State in the Oil and Gas sector are now domiciled in the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources, with Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri being the Hon. Minister of State (Oil), Petroleum Resources, and Hon. Ekperipe Ekpo being the Hon. Minister of State (Gas), Petroleum Resources.

The statement added that President Tinubu has also approved the renaming of the Federal Ministry of Environment and Ecological Management as the Federal Ministry of Environment Following clamour from the region over omission of the ministry in the apportionment of portfolios to ministers-designate last week.

President Bola Tinubu has further named Engr. Abubakar Momoh from Edo State as substantive Minister for Niger Delta Development.

Momoh was previously assigned to the Ministry of Youth which will now have another minister appointed to it in due course.

“All aforementioned changes take immediate effect upon these directives of the President,” the statement declared.

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