47 Career Ambassadors Assigned Portfolios

The Federal Government has assigned portfolios to all the 47 career ambassadors cleared by the Senate.

A document seen by our reporter listed the envoys and their portfolios as Abia: Obinna Chukwuemeka Agbugba (Togo), Adamawa: Salisu Umaru (Senegal), Paragalda Ilyasu Audu (Turkey), Akwa Ibom: Inyan Udo-Inyang (Gabon), Anambra: Okeke Vivian Nwunaku (Spain), Nonye Udo (Austria); Bauchi: Liman Munir (Congo), Benue: Ndem Jane Ada (Sweden), Demenongu A. Agev (Equatorial Guinea), Borno: Mohammed Hassan Hassan (Kenya), Toko Ali Gongulong (Sao Tome & Principe), Lawan Abba Gashagar (Mali), Cross River: Martin Nyong Cobham (Thailand), Odeka Janet Bisong (Zimbabwe), Delta: Janet Omoleegho Olisa (Jamaica), Edo: Itegboje S.Sunday (Permanent Mission in New York), Queen I. Worlu  (Cuba).

Others are: Ekiti: Olatunde Adesesan (Angola), Emmanuel Kayode Oguntause (Benin), Enugu: Lilian Ijeukwu Onoh (Namibia), FCT: Adamu Onoze Shuaibu (Rwanda), Gombe: Manaja Tula Isah (Israel), Habu Abubakar Gwani Ibrahim (Zambia), Imo: Ngozi Ukaeje (Portugal), Kenneth C. Nwachukwu (Cameroon), Jigawa: Bello Kazaure Huessini (North Korea), Kaduna: Enoch Pear Duchi (Ireland), Kano: Garba Baba (Poland), Rabiu Akawu (Algeria), Katsina: Usman Bakori Aliyu (China), Ibrahim Hamza (Iran), Kebbi: Umar Zainab Salisu (Botswana), Kogi: Momoh Sheidu Omeiza (Liberia), Kwara: Kadiri Ayinla Audu (Permanent Mission, Geneva) and Olufemi Abikoye (Ghana).

The federal government also assigned Nigerian mission in Indonesia to Balogun Hakeem from Lagos, Nasarawa: Inusa Ahmed (Ethiopia), Niger: Ibrahim Isah (Australia), Ogun: Bankole Adegboyega Adeoye (Belgium), Sonaike Adekunbi Abibat (Philipines), Osun: Ibidapo-Obe Oluwasegun (Port of Spain T&T), Oyo: Ogundero Sakirat (Washington), River: Eric A. Bell-Gam (Argentina),  Sokoto: Attahiru Halliru (Niger), Taraba: Rahmatu A. Dunama (Burkina Faso), Yobe: Musa Saban Mamman (South Sudan) and Zamfara: Kabiru Bala (Mozambique).

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Buhari To Swear In Ministers On Wednesday, Assign Portfolios After Inauguration

President Muhammadu Buhari is to swear in members of his cabinet on Wednesday, a presidency statement said on Sunday, ending a five-month wait for a cabinet to be installed in Africa’s most populace nation.

Buhari was inaugurated in late May, has been criticised for waiting until September to name his ministers, who then underwent a month-long Senate vetting process. Portfolios will be assigned after ministers have been sworn in.

“President Muhammadu Buhari will officially inaugurate a new Federal Executive Council on Wednesday, November 11, 2015,” said the emailed statement from Buhari’s spokesman Femi Adesina.

“Before the commencement of the inaugural session of the council, the ministers-designate will take their oaths of office in the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa,” it said, adding that this would begin at 10 am local time (0900 GMT).

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Why All Ministers Won’t Get Portfolios- Buhari

Buhari thanked Saraki for the Senate’s clearance of his nominees, adding that he followed constitutional provision in picking his team.

The Constitution, he said, stated that there must be a minister from each of the 36 states.

“That was why I limited the number to 36”, the President noted, adding:

“The Constitution said there must be one member of the cabinet from all the states but the Constitution did not say I must have 36 ministries.”

He said the country could not afford a large carbinet because of the prevailing economic realities.

The economy, he said, had been battered, explaining that he was being factual by saying it as it is and “not to scare investors as the opposition is claiming”.

“Any investor who is interested in investing in Nigeria will know about the economy. So, when I talk about the position of the economy, I am also looking for investors,” Buhari said.

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When Buhari May Share Ministerial Portfolios- Presidency

President Buhari may assign portfolios to his ministers this week.

A source from the Presidency said that it is most likely that the President finalizes all plans on the list and might make final pronouncement on the matter.

“Yes it is most likely that the portfolios for the new ministers may be announced this week but remember that this is entirely the President’s prerogative as he has the final say on it and once it is decided, ours is to publicize his decision,” he said.

He said that the list of ministers which has gone viral on the web should be disregarded as those who published those names and portfolios are merely making guesses.

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