State House, Abuja – President Bola Tinubu has appointed Engr. Abubakar Momoh as the Minister of Niger Delta Development.
The president announced this in a statement which Ajuri Ngelale, his spokesman, issued on his behalf on Sunday night.
Momoh was formerly deployed to the Ministry of Youth.
In the statement, the president announced that a new Youth Minister would be appointed soon
The president also changed some portfolios as listed below.
“(A) H.E. Adegboyega Oyetola is redeployed as the Honourable Minister of Marine & Blue Economy
“(B) Hon. Bunmi Tunji-Ojo is redeployed as the Honourable Minister of Interior
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“(C) Hon. Sa’idu Alkali is redeployed as the Honourable Minister of Transportation
“Furthermore, both Ministers of State in the Oil & Gas sector are now domiciled in the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources with the following designations:
“(i) Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri is the Hon. Minister of State (Oil), Petroleum Resources
“(ii) Hon. Ekperipe Ekpo is the Hon. Minister of State (Gas), Petroleum Resources”
The President also approved the renaming of the Federal Ministry of Environment and Ecological Management as the Federal Ministry of Environment.
“All aforementioned changes take immediate effect by these directives of the President,” the statement read.