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.
Commander-in-chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces
Minister of Petroleum
|Vice President||Yemi Osinbajo||2015–|
|Minister of Justice
|Minister of Foreign Affairs||Geoffrey Onyeama||2015–|
|Minister of Finance||Folake Adeosun||2015–|
|Minister of Defence||Mansur Dan Ali||2015–|
|Minister of Education||Adamu Adamu||2015–|
|Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment||Enyinnaya Okechukwu Enelema||2015–|
|Minister of Labour and Employment||Chris Ngige||2015–|
|Minister of Federal Capital Territory||Mohammed Musa Bello||2015–|
|Minister of Science and Technology||Ogbonnaya Onu||2015–|
|Minister of Solid Minerals||John Kayode Fayemi||2015–|
|Minister of Interior||Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau||2015–|
|Minister of Budget and National Planning||Udoma Udo Udoma||2015–|
|Minister of Power, Works and Housing||Babatunde Fashola||2015–|
|Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development||Audu Ogbeh||2015–|
|Minister of Transportation||Rotimi Amaechi||2015–|
|Minister of Health||Isaac Adewole||2015–|
|Minister of Women Affairs||Aisha Jumai Alhassan||2015–|
|Minister of Niger Delta||Usani Usani Uguru||2015–|
|Minister of Information||Lai Mohammed||2015–|
|Minister of Environment||Amina J. Mohammed||2015–|
|Minister of Water Resources||Suleiman Adamu Kazaure||2015–|
|Minister of Youth and Sports||Solomon Dalong||2015–|
|Minister of State for Aviation||Hadi Sirika||2015–|
|Minister of State for Environment||Ibrahim Jibrin||2015–|
|Minister of State for Foreign Affairs||Khadijat Buka Abba Ibrahim||2015–|
|Minister of State for Solid Minerals||Bawa Bwari Abubakar||2015–|
|Minister of State for Health||Osagie Ehanire||2015–|
|Minister of State for Niger Delta||Omole Daramola||2015–|
|Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing||Mustapha Baba Shauri||2015–|
|Minister of State for Education||Anthony Onwuka||2015–|
|Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development||Heneiken Lokpobiri||2015–|
|Minister of State for Labour and Employment||James Ocholi||2015–|
|Minister of State for Budget and National Planning||Zainab Ahmed||2015–|
|Minister for Communication||Adebayo Shittu||2015–|
|Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment||Aisha Abubakar||2015–|
|Minister of State for Petroleum||Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu||2015–|
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