Why President Tinubu Reassigned Portfolios to Ministers

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu

President Bola Tinubu has approved the redeployment of Abubakar Momoh from the federal ministry of youth to the ministry of Niger Delta development.

According to a statement on Sunday by Ajuri Ngelale, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Tinubu also redeployed Adegboyega Oyetola as the minister of marine and blue economy.

On August 16 when the presidency released the list of the ministers and their portfolios, Momoh was assigned to the ministry of youth while Gboyega, former governor of Osun, was designated as the minister of transportation.

Also, Bunmi Tunji-Ojo, who was previously assigned as the minister of marine and blue economy, is redeployed to the ministry of interior.

Sa’idu Alkali, initially designated as the minister of interior, has been reassigned to the ministry of transportation.

The presidential spokesperson said both ministers of state in the oil and gas sector are now domiciled in the federal ministry of petroleum resources.

While Ekperipe Ekpo, who was named as minister of state, gas petroleum, is now minister of state (gas), petroleum resources, Heineken Lokpobiri, previously appointed as minister of state, petroleum resources, is the minister of state (oil), petroleum resources.

Ngelale added that Tinubu also approved the renaming of the federal ministry of environment and ecological management as the federal ministry of environment.

He said all the changes are with immediate effect.

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