BreakingNews 17/8/17 - Osinbajo assigns portfolios to ministers

[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili reports ] - Acting President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday assigned portfolios to the two new ministers inaugurated three weeks ago. Professor Stephen Ocheni (Kogi State) was named Minister of State for Labour and Employment; and Alhaji Suleiman Hassan (Gombe), Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing.


The ministry of power, works and housing now has two ministers of state as Mustapha Baba Shehuri, who has been minister since November 2015, retains his portfolio.


Ocheni and Hassan were confirmed by the Senate on May 3 and inaugurated into the cabinet on July 26.


Ocheni replaced the late James Ocholi; while Hassan replaced Amina Mohammed who resigned as Minister of Environment to become the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General.


*Photo Caption - A plate of rice.


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