President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday inaugurated his “next level” cabinet with some ministers retaining their portfolios, Concise News understands.
The inauguration was held at the Presidential Villa in Abuja following a two-day retreat for the 43-person ministers-designate.
They were nominated by Buhari in July with the Senate screening and certifying them fit as cabinet members.
About 20 of the former ministers in the first term of the Buhari government were also retained.
Concise News takes a look at some of the “top” ministers who retained their positions in the next level cabinet as seen below:
Minister of Works and Housing
The former Lagos State Governor handled a three-in-one ministry of Power, Works, and Housing during Buhari’s first stint in government.
He was, as expected, also retained as the Nigerian leader began a second lap in office after his victory at the 2019 elections.
However, in the “next level” cabinet, the University of Benin graduate will now work as the Minister of Works and Housing.
Minister of Information and Culture
A major player in the Oto Ge campaign that clipped the political wings of a former Senate President Bukola Saraki in Kwara State, there was no surprise that Buhari retained him as the Information and Culture.
Nigerians are looking forward to how Lai will launder the image of the present to the world.
Minister of Finance
She replaced Kemi Adeosun as the Minister of Finance following the latter’s National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) discharge certificate fiasco.
Zainab who was the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning before Adeosun’s resignation, is expected to play a pivotal role in driving the nation’s economy at a time the odds are not in the country’s favour.
Minister of Transportation
Fondly called the Lion of Ubima, Amaechi’s return as minister in Buhari’s second coming was expected as he played an important role in his victory at the polls.
The Rivers man will continue his job as the country’s Minister of Transportation as he hopes to finish off projects like the Lagos-Ibadan railway line.
Minister of Education
The Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) graduate who is also a journalist will work as the Minister of Education, just like he did in the last term of the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led central government.