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Buhari Administers Oath of Office to Newly Appointed Ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari has administered an oath of office to seven newly appointed ministers recently confirmed by the Senate.

The President has on Wednesday reshuffled his cabinet seven months before the 2023 presidential election in the country.

The new ministers replace those who resigned their appointments to contest for various elective offices ahead of the 2023 general elections.

Channels reported that the new ministers took the oath of office shortly before the Federal Executive Council Meeting at the Council Chamber.

Before the council meeting commenced, a minute of silence was observed in honour of the outgoing Secretary-General of OPEC Mohammed Barkindo, who died on Tuesday evening, hours after meeting with Buhari.

Buhari advised the newly appointed ministers to view their appointment as a call to duty that requires devoted devotion to the country.

Those sworn in are Henry Ikoh (Abia), Umana Okon Umana (Akwa-Ibom), Udi Odum (Rivers), and Ademola Adegoroye (Ondo), Umar Ibrahim El-Yakub (Kano), Goodluck Nana Opiah (Imo) and Ekumankama Nkama (Ebonyi).

Physically present include the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, and Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari.

Others are the Ministers of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite; Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami; Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami; Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva.

The Head service of the Federation, Folashade Yemi Esan and other Ministers are attended virtually from their various offices in Abuja.

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