New List of Federal Ministers of Nigeria & Their Ministries – After Yar’Adua Drops 20 Ministers

28 Comments » October 29th, 2008 posted by // Categories: Nigeriawatch

TABLE 1:  Federal Ministers of Nigeria & Their Ministries

(in Alphabet Order of Ministries)


As on October 29, 2008


Compiled by


For an old list, see:



S/N Ministry Name of Minister State of Origin



1. Agriculture/Water Resources Abba Sayyadi Ruma Katsina    
2. Agriculture/Water Resources (State 1) Adamu Maina Waziri Yobe Dropped on 10/29/08  
3 Agriculture/Water Resources (State 2) Demola Serikii Lagos    
4. Attorney-General/Minister of Justice Mr Michael Aondoakaa (SAN) Benue    
5. Commerce/Industry Chief Charles Chukwuemeka Ugwu Imo Dropped on 10/29/08 Aliyu Idi Hong, Supervising Minister
6. Commerce/Industry (State) Alhaji Ahmed Garba Bichi Kano Dropped on 10/29/08  
7.. Culture/Tourism Prince Adetokunbo Kayode Ondo    
8. Culture/Tourism (State) Dr. Aliyu Idi Hong Adamawa    
9. Defense Vacant Bauchi    
10. Defense (State) Mrs. Fidelia Akubata Njeze Enugu    
11. Education Igwe Aja- Nwachukwu Ebonyi Dropped on 10/29/08  
12. Education (State 1) Anthony  Jerry Agada Benue Dropped on 10/29/08  
13. Education (State 2) Mrs. Aishatu Jibril Dukku Gombe    
14. Energy(State) Gas Olatunde Emmanuel Odushina Ekiti Dropped on 10/29/08  
15. Energy(State) Petroleum H. Odein Ajumogobia Rivers    
16. Power Mrs. Fatima Balaraba Ibrahim Kebbi Dropped on 10/29/08  
17. Environment/Housing Halima Tayo Alao Kwara Dropped on 10/29/08  
18. FCT Dr. Aliyu Moddibo Umar Gombe Dropped on 10/29/08 Ministry to be supervised by Remi Babalola
19. FCT (State) Senator John James Akpanudoedehe Akwa-Ibom Dropped on 10/29/08  
20. Finance Dr. Shamsudeen Usman Kano    
21. Finance (State) Aderemi W. Babalola Oyo    
22. Foreign Affairs Chief Ojo Maduekwe Abia    
23. Foreign Affairs (State 1) Tijani Yahaya Kaura Zamfara Dropped on 10/29/08  
24. Foreign Affairs (State 2) Amb. Baudu M. Hirse Plateau    
25. Health Vacant   Vacated by resignation of Prof. Adenike Grange (Lagos) on 3/26/08  
26. Health (State) Vacant   Vacated by resignation of Gabriel  Yakubu Aduku (Kogi) on 3/26/08  
27. Information/Communication John Ogar Odey Cross-River    
28. Information/Communication (State) Ibrahim Dasuki Nakande ANPP) Dropped on 10/29/08  
29. Interior Maj. Gen. Godwin Abbe (Rtd). Edo    
30. Interior (State) Hassan Alhaji Haruna Jigawa Dropped on 10/29/08  
31 Labour Dr. Hassan Muhammed Lawal Nasarawa    
32. Mines/Steel Development Chief Sarafa Tunji Ishola Ogun Dropped on 10/29/08 Demola Seriki, Supervising Minister
33. Mines/Steel Development (State) Alhaji Ahmed Mohammed Gusau Sokoto Dropped on 10/29/08  
34. Science/Technology Mrs. Grace Ekpiwhere Delta    
35 Science/Technology (State) Malam Hassan Bako Zaki Taraba    
36 Transportation Mrs. Diezani K. Alison-Madueke Bayelsa    
37.. Transportation (State) Prince John Okechukwu Emeka Anambra Dropped on 10/29/08  
38  Transportation/Air (State) Felix Hassan Hyet Kaduna Dropped on 10/29/08  
39. Youth Development Senator Akinlabi Olasunkanmi Osun    
40. Women Affairs Saudatu Usman Bungudu ANPP) Dropped on 10/29/08 Grace Ekpiwhere, Supervising Minister
41. Minister/Deputy Chairman National Planning Commission Senator Muhammed Sanusi Daggash Borno Dropped on 10/29/08 Godsday Orubebe, Supervising Minister
42. SportsCommission Abdularahman Hassan Gimba Niger Dropped on 10/29/08 Alhassan Bako Zaku







On 10/29/08, Prince Dickson <> wrote:

Cabinet Shake: Aliyu Modibbo, Charles Ugwu And 18 Others Relieved.


In a press release signed by Olusegun Adeniyi the President’s SA on Media it said that in furtherance of ongoing efforts to reposition and strengthen his Administration for enhanced effectiveness in service delivery, President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua today relieved the following Ministers of their appointments:


1.    Adamu Maina Waziri

2.    Charles Ugwu

3.    Ahmed Garba Bichi

4.    Igwe Aja-Nwachukwu

5.    Jerry Anthony Agada

6.    Fatima Balaraba Ibrahim

7.    Emmanuel Olatunde Odusina

8.    Halima Tayo Alao

9.    Aliyu Modibbo Umar

10.                       John James Akpanudoedehe

11.                       Tijani Yahaya Kaura

12.                       Ibrahim Dasuki Nakande

13.                       Alhaji Haruna Hassan

14.                       Sarafa Tunji Isola

15.                       Ahmed Mohammed Gusau

16.                       Felix Hyatt

17.                       John Okechukwu Emeka

18.                       Saudatu Usman Bungudu

19.                       Mohammed Sanusi Daggash

20.                       Abdulrahman Hassan Gimba


At the conclusion of today’s meeting of the Federal Executive Council, President Yar’Adua thanked the outgoing ministers for their services to the nation since the inception of the present Administration and wished them well in their future endeavours.


The President also directed that until new Ministers are confirmed by the Senate and sworn into office, Mr. Remi Babalola (Minister of State, Finance), will serve as Supervising Minister for the Federal Capital Territory Authority.


Similarly, Mr. Demola Seriki (Minister of State, Agriculture and Water Resources) will serve as Supervising Minister for the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development while Dr. Aliyu Idi Hong (Minister of State, Culture and Tourism will serve as Supervising Minister for the Federal Ministry of Commerce and Industry.


Alhaji Alhassan Bako Zaku (Minister of State, Science & Technology) is to act as Supervising Minister for the National Sports Commission; Elder Godsday Orubebe (Minister, Special Duties) will act as Supervising Minister/Vice Chairman, National Planning Commission and Mrs. Grace Ekpiwhre (Minister, Science & Technology) will oversee the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs.


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28 Responses to “New List of Federal Ministers of Nigeria & Their Ministries – After Yar’Adua Drops 20 Ministers”

  1. Dominic says:

    This is the story of Nigeria. More than one year wasted. It Yar Adua THREE months to come up with these people, and it took him nearly two years to realise they were the wrong people. Nigeria is experimenting with incompetents when it should be most-urgently pushing ahead. All the good work that people like Obiageli did in education is now totally lost, and we are now back to square zero. What a nation

  2. nwadike chikezie says:

    let the redemployment also reflect fairness of all states. let it not be a plan to get rid of some states or enthics from thier hold on federal position

  3. Dayo says:

    Please point out what in this list of dropped ministers look like an agenda against an ethnic group or state.
    I know there are precedents that cannot be ignored but I cannot wait for the day we will stop looking at everything through jaundiced eyes of ethnicity, state of origin, etc.
    This practice is really depressing. How does it matter to me where the minister of works, transportation, health, etc come from if I have good roads, can travel safely across the country with good access to health care? As far as I am concerned the relevant minister can be from Cameroun sef!!!

    • jiman says:

      i feel u ma brother even if the minister is from Rwanda, as long as he can solve the problem of power ,road,health and education me i no kia!. ethnicity ,religion or whatever should go to hell.

      • Mojeed jenrade says:

        U’ve spoken well but u know wat? Such a fellow will prefer satisfy himself and his country first @ our own cost b4 considering nigeria. Anyway God will help us!

      • Mojeed jenrade says:

        U’ve spoken well but u know wat? Such a fellow will prefer satisfy himself and his country first @ our own cost b4 considering nigeria. Anyway God will help us!

      • iActuallyCare says:



    yar’adua has just begun his job as a president,. a president is always full of surprises for effective service delivery,. so i say to yar’adua, keep it up. nigeria must change whether it is ready or not. by God’s grace you shall deliver.

    Brave Presido

    • taka says:

      urgency and clear and fearness in duty is what Nigeria need not delay; yar’adua is not taken this advantage in which even in the next 10year his 7 point agenda will not complet. for now yar’dua is not performing well…

      • FRANK says:

        Well, at first, i thought yar’adua was going to make it but it is very clear that he cant even change himself not to talk of Nigeria. Some days ago, he granted amnesty to the militants arrested and those in the custody of the military as suspects…but when you watch him proclaiming the amnesty,,, it was as if he was under gun point… Yar’adua ..well i still belief you have something to offer so lets see what 2020 has got in stock..

      • faith says:

        i will be waiting get back to me assoon aspossible

  5. Abdu says:

    He has droped dem…gud or bad,he shld appoint new ones in earnest.Haba President Yaradua,time is not on our side.remember ur 7point agenda,u can carry dat out in dis few years remaining.God bless Nigeria,God bless Yaradua,God bless Us all.amen

  6. Chioma says:

    Pleaae I need the current Nigerian Ministers

  7. akinyemi i a says:


  8. M. C Magaji says:

    Another hopeless game by our leaders. God take total control please.

  9. Rosa says:

    please i need the current list of ministers and ministries

  10. Nwosu Christian says:

    To show us how many ministers we have is not enough, the most important aspect is what impact are they making in our country Nigeria.

  11. gurey says:

    i will advice government to sack all the ministers and brig in another people cos all this one is all about money

  12. Nnamani chukwuemeka says:

    Greater % of Nigerian income goes to salaries.why?

  13. kelvin says:

    i need the names of current ministers and their ministries

  14. leo says:

    i need the name of current minister and their ministries

  15. evuarherhe prosper says:

    i need the names of the current nigeria minister.

  16. Stino . A says:

    I need the list and names of current federal ministry of nigeria.

  17. nat says:

      Changing and bringing new miniters is never and can not be the Solution,I think Gov shd look for people who are guided by principle and have nigeria in there Mind,and are ready to die for his Nation like Madeba.bc is not all about new miniters but is all about people sincerty concious.bc a dog in Nigeria will remain a Dog in USA.thanks

  18. abba ajibaitu says:

    we need a good people decent pple

  19. abba ajibaitu says:

    we need good people decent, MAY ALLAH GIVE US SUCH LEADERS.

  20. Fkam says:

    I need the name of 20 minister of buhari

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