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Jonathan fills vacant ministries in cabinet reshuffle

President Goodluck Jonathan today (Wednesday, October 22, 2014) directed the Minister of State II, for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Nurudeen Mohammed, to take over as the Supervising Minister of Information until a substantive minister is named.

The position was vacated by Mr. Labaran Maku who resigned from the cabinet to pursue his governorship ambition in Nassarawa State.

Speaking with journalists after the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by Jonathan, Mohammed revealed the other changes the president has effected in his cabinet as follows…

Minister of State I, Foreign Affairs, Prof. Viola Onwuliri takes over as the substantive Minister of State, Education replacing Mr. Nyesom Wike.

Minister of Special Duties, Taminu Turaki (SAN), acts as the Supervising Minister of Labour and Productivity following the exit of Chief Emeka Wogu.

Minister of Defence, Alhaji Aliyu Guasu, would combine his duties with those of the Minister of State, Defence following Senator Musiliu Obanikoro’s resignation.

Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Dr. Stephen Oru, will combine his responsibilities with those of the Minister of State, Defence vacated by Dr. Darius Ishaku.

Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Olusegun Aganga, will combine his duties with those of the Minister of State vacated by Samuel Ortom.

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