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After Cabinet Shake off, Jonathan Deploys Ministers to oversee vacant ministries


President Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has deployed some of the remaining Ministers to oversee the activities of the ministries which its ministers were sacked in the cabinet shake off.
The Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, said President  gave the directives through the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Anyim Pius Anyim.

Mr. Maku, who briefed journalists after the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, said that he had been deployed to supervise the Ministry of Defence, while the Minister of State for Education, Nyesome Wike, was assigned to oversee the Ministry of Education.

The Minister of State for Niger Delta Development, Darius Ishaku, will oversee the Ministry of Environment, while the Minister of Solid Mineral Development, Musa Sada, was assigned to oversee the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, just as Minister of Communication Technology, Omobola Johnson, was assigned to oversee the Ministry of Science and Technology vacated by Ita Ewa Okon.

The Minister of state, Works, Bashir Yuguda, was assigned to oversee the Ministry of National Planning following the sack of the longest serving cabinet member, Shamsudeen Usman.

Mr. Maku also announced that the Ministers of Agriculture, Akinwunmi Adesina and Power, Chinedu Nebo were directed to take charge of their ministries alone pending the appointment of new ministers of state.

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