The Cabinet of Nigeria is the Executive Branch of the Government of Nigeria. The Cabinet members are appointed by the President and report to the President. The Cabinet oversees 19 Federal Ministries, each responsible for some aspect of providing government services, as well as a number of parastatals (government-owned corporations).

The ministries and parastatals are staffed by career civil servants. Each is headed by a Permanent Secretary, a senior civil servant appointed by the Head of the Civil Service. The Permanent Secretary is accountable to a Minister, who sits in the Cabinet and reports to the President. The Minister is appointed by the President subject to approval by the Senate and is responsible for policy, while the Permanent Secretary is responsible for implementation of policy.

Ministers and Ministers of State

By convention, there must be one Cabinet member from each of the 36 states in Nigeria, although there are only 19 ministries and at times a Federal minister is responsible for more than one ministry (e.g. Environment and Housing), or the President takes direct control of a key ministry such as Petroleum Resources. To ensure representation from each state, a Minister is often assisted by one or more Ministers of State.

 

Portrait Portfolio Incumbent Term
Muhammadu Buhari - Chatham House.jpg President
Commander-in-chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces
Minister of Petroleum
  Muhammadu Buhari 2015–
Yemi Osinbajo.jpg Vice President   Yemi Osinbajo 2015–
No image.svg Minister of Justice
Attorney General
  Abubakar Malami 2015–
No image.svg Minister of Foreign Affairs   Geoffrey Onyeama 2015–
No image.svg Minister of Finance   Folake Adeosun 2015–
No image.svg Minister of Defence   Mansur Dan Ali 2015–
No image.svg Minister of Education   Adamu Adamu 2015–
No image.svg Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment   Enyinnaya Okechukwu Enelema 2015–
No image.svg Minister of Labour and Employment   Chris Ngige 2015–
No image.svg Minister of Federal Capital Territory   Mohammed Musa Bello 2015–
No image.svg Minister of Science and Technology   Ogbonnaya Onu 2015–
No image.svg Minister of Solid Minerals   John Kayode Fayemi 2015–
No image.svg Minister of Interior   Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau 2015–
No image.svg Minister of Budget and National Planning   Udoma Udo Udoma 2015–
Babatunde Fashola.jpg Minister of Power, Works and Housing   Babatunde Fashola 2015–
No image.svg Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development   Audu Ogbeh 2015–
No image.svg Minister of Transportation   Rotimi Amaechi 2015–
No image.svg Minister of Health   Isaac Adewole 2015–
No image.svg Minister of Women Affairs   Aisha Jumai Alhassan 2015–
No image.svg Minister of Niger Delta   Usani Usani Uguru 2015–
No image.svg Minister of Information   Lai Mohammed 2015–
AminaJMohammed.jpg Minister of Environment   Amina J. Mohammed 2015–
No image.svg Minister of Water Resources   Suleiman Adamu Kazaure 2015–
No image.svg Minister of Youth and Sports   Solomon Dalong 2015–
No image.svg Minister of State for Aviation   Hadi Sirika 2015–
No image.svg Minister of State for Environment   Ibrahim Jibrin 2015–
No image.svg Minister of State for Foreign Affairs   Khadijat Buka Abba Ibrahim 2015–
No image.svg Minister of State for Solid Minerals   Bawa Bwari Abubakar 2015–
No image.svg Minister of State for Health   Osagie Ehanire 2015–
No image.svg Minister of State for Niger Delta   Omole Daramola 2015–
No image.svg Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing   Mustapha Baba Shauri 2015–
No image.svg Minister of State for Education   Anthony Onwuka 2015–
No image.svg Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development   Heneiken Lokpobiri 2015–
No image.svg Minister of State for Labour and Employment   James Ocholi 2015–
No image.svg Minister of State for Budget and National Planning   Zainab Ahmed 2015–
No image.svg Minister for Communication   Adebayo Shittu 2015–
No image.svg Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment   Aisha Abubakar 2015–
No image.svg Minister of State for Petroleum   Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu 2015–



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