Thursday, 24 April 2014
Jonathan’s Ministerial Nominees: Orubebe, Allison-Madueke, Adoke Return; Bello Haliru Mohammed Gets Ministry of Defence
SaharaReporters today obtained a full list of 40 ministerial nominees to be sent to the Senate on Tuesday by Nigeria's leader, Goodluck Jonathan.
It contains names from the six geo-political zones of the Nigerian federation and is part of a cabinet of 44 with which our sources say Jonathan hopes to kick-start his new administration.
These 40 names are to be added to names of a few ministers to be known as "super-ministers" that might include Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who is still negotiating with Mr. Jonathan for a jumbo ministry and, some sources say, salary. The name of Henry Odein Ajumogobia, the former Minister of Foreign Affairs did not appear on the original list but sources say he is still being considered.
SaharaReporters also learnt that Mrs. Stella Odua-Ogiemwonyi , who served as Jonathan's personal treasurer during the last election, and who appears on this list at number four, will likely become the Minister of Aviation while the discredited People's Democratic Party former deputy chair and Siemens’ bribetaker, Bello Haliru Mohammed, is penciled for the juicy Ministry of Defence.
Dr. Mohammed Pateh will likely run the Ministry of Health while Senator Bala Mohammed, who is said to be a close associate of Jonathan's wife, will head the Ministry responsible for the Federal Capital Territory.
Elder Godsday Orubebe will head back to the Niger Delta ministry, and Mohammed Bello Adoke will return to his old post as Attorney General and Minister of Justice just as Mrs. Ruqqayat Rufai will resume her position at the Ministry of education.
Mrs Dieziani Allison-Madueke, the controversial Minister of Petroleum Resources, who has severally ben accused of massive corruption in the oil industry, has also reportedly retained that post.
39. Ambassador Bashir Yuguda- Zamfara
37. Alhaji Yusuf Suleiman-Sokoto-(Transport)
19. Ruqaayat Rufai-Jigawa-Education
20. Hajia Abiba Isah Dutshe-Jigawa
21. Alhaji Yusuff Abubakar -Kaduna
22. Dr. Shamsudeen Usman-Kano- (National planning)
23. Arc. Mohammed Musa Saada-Katsina
24. Bello Haliru Mohammed-Kebbi-(Defence)
7. Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke-Bayelsa
36. Arc. Tonye Cole-Rivers-(Works)
11. Mrs. Martina Odom-Cross River
12.Elder Godsday Orubebe- Delta
14. Arc. Mike Onolememen- Edo state
3. Prof. Ita Okon Bassey-Ewa-Akwa Ibom
18. Biola Viola Onwuliri-Imo
16. Barth Nnaji-Enugu-(Power)
4. Mrs. Stella Odua-Ogiemwonyi-Anambra-(Aviation)
13. Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu-Ebonyi
1. Barrister Emeka Nwogu-Abia
25. Mohammed B. Adoke SAN-Kogi-(Justice)
26. Alhaji Bolaji Abdullahi- Kwara
28. Labaran Maku-Nassarawa-(Information)
29. Hajia Zainab Ibrahim Kuchi-Niger
9. Dr. Samuel Loraer Ortom-Benue State
35. Dr. Jonah Madugu-Plateau
8. Comrade Abba Moro-Benue
27. Olusegun Aganga-Lagos
34. Ms. Olajumoke Akinjide-Oyo
31. Akinwunmi Ayo Adesina-Ogun
33. Erelu Olushola Obada-Osun
32. Mrs. Omobola Olubusola Johnson -Ondo
30. Ambassador Olugbenga Ashiru-Ogun
15. Navy Capt. Caleb Olubaolade -Ekiti
10. Bukar Tijjani- Borno
40. Obadiah Ando-Taraba
17. Senator Idris Umar -Gombe
38. Dr. Yerima Lawan Ngama- Yobe
2. Hajia Zainab Maina-Adamawa
5.-Senator Bala Mohammed-Bauchi-FCT
6. Dr. Mohammed Pateh-Bauchi (Health)