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Jonathan Reshuffles Cabinet After Resignation Of Ministers

Oyewale Oyelola

Sequel to the resignation of seven ministers to contest governorship seat in their respective states, President Goodluck Jonathan Wednesday reshuffled his cabinet to ensure smooth running of his administration.

Minister of State II, for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Nurudeen Mohammed who is now Supervising Minister of Information disclosed this after the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in FCT, Abuja.

According to him,  Minister of State I, Foreign Affairs, Prof. Viola Onwuliri, will now take over as the substantive Minister of State for Education, while Minister of Special Duties, Taminu Turaki (SAN), is to act as the Supervising Minister of Labour and Productivity.

The Minister of Defence, Alhaji Aliyu Guasu and  Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Olusegun Aganga would combine their duties with those of their subordinate Ministers of State who resigned last week.

AFRICAN EXAMINER correspondent gathered that  the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Dr. Stephen Oru will combine his responsibilities with those of the Minister of State in the ministry.

The supervising Minister of Information noted that all appointments except Onwuliri’s re-deployment to Ministry of Education were in acting capacity pending appointment of new Ministers.

It would be recalled that FEC held valedictory session for Labaran Maku and six other Ministers who indicated their interest to resign their appointment last week, so as to concentrate on their governorship ambition ahead of 2015 general elections.


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