Jonathan Swears in Four New Ministers, Announce Minor Cabinet Reshuffle
President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday swore-in the four new ministers, recently cleared by the National Assembly to fill positions vacant.
The President also announced the portfolio of the new ministers after the searing in and thereafter announced a minor rearrangement in the current cabinet.
The President announced former Kano State Governor, Ibrahim Shekarau as the new Education Minister; Mr. Adedayo Adeyeye was named Minister of State for Works; Mr. Stephen Oru, Minister of Niger Delta; and Mr. Bulama, Minister of Science and Technology.
Mr. Jonathan also announced that the current Minister of Works, Bashir Yuguda, will now be the Minster of State for Finance and substantive Minister of National Planning.
Mr. Yuguda is filling the vacancy created by the exit of the former minister of state of finance, Yerima Ngama.
While congratulating the ministers on their appointment, President Jonathan urged them to work hard not to only impress him but also Nigerians as they were coming in at the ‘injury time.’
Mr. Jonathan told the new ministers that there was no time to rest but to quickly adjust and begin work.
“Let me congratulate you for this appointment,” he said. “But it is not an enviable appointment because in football match when you get to the injury time and a player is brought in you expect goals. This government has less than a year to go and you have been brought in this time, so you know the reason why you have been brought in.”
“You have no time to sleep, unfortunately for you because first you have to learn how to climb the ropes, because maybe it is a different setting, no matter how experienced you are if you go to something different you will need some time to adjust.
“But from your background we know that all of you are eminently qualified to be here and we know that it will not take you too many hours to settle down. We believe that you will perform not just to satisfy Mr President but to satisfy Nigerians.
“You are not just serving the President as a principal aide, but you are serving our motherland and in this we will expect the best from you especially at this time when there is global competition” he said.
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