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Jonathan swears in Obanikoro, seven others as ministers

2015-03-18 15:53
Nigerian President and presidential candidate of the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) Goodluck Jonathan waves to supporters during a rally in Maiduguri on January 24, 2015. Boko Haram fighters have killed 15 villagers near Maiduguri, the epicen ~ TUNJI OMIRIN

Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan has sworn in eight new ministers to fill vacancies in the Federal Executive Council (FEC), reports The Nation.

The new ministers were sworn in on Wednesday before the commencement of the weekly FEC meeting in Abuja.

The new ministers and their portfolios are:

Senator Musiliu Obanikoro (Lagos)–Minister of State for Foreign Affairs II.

Also read: Obanikoro returns as minister

Kenneth Kobani (Rivers)–Minister of State for Trade and Investment.

Patricia Akwashiki (Nasarawa)– Minister of Information.

Nicholas Akise Ada (Benue)– Minister of State for Foreign Affairs I.

Augustine Akobundu (Abia)– Minister of State for Defence.

Fidelis Nwankwo (Ebonyi)– Minister of State for Health.

Hauwa Lawan (Jigawa)–Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs.

Senator Joel Danlami Ikenya (Taraba)–Minister of Labour and Productivity.

Read more at The Nation.

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