Buhari’s Ministers: Names of New Ministers in Nigeria (2015)

President Muhammadu Buhari has finally named the ministers that would make up his portfolio. The unveiling event, which took place on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 saw all 37 ministerial nominees previously cleared by the Senate given their respective appointments.

Interestingly, President Buhari declared himself the Minister for Petroleum. Here’s the full list of ministers with their respective portfolios.

The list: Names of Buhari’s ministers

  • Aisha Alhassan (Taraba) — Women Affairs
  • Ogbonnaya Onu (Ebonyi) — Science and Technology
  • Kemi Adeosun (Ogun) — Finance
  • Abubakar Malami (Kebbi) — Justice
  • Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers) — Transportation
  • Chris Ngige (Anambra) — Labour and Employment
  • Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti) — Solid Minerals
  • Babatunde Fashola (Lagos) — Power, Works and Housing
  • Abdulrahman Dambazau (Kano) — Interior
  • Audu Ogbeh (Benue) — Agriculture
  • Udo Udo Udoma (Akwa Ibom) — Budget and National Planning
  • Lai Mohammed (Kwara) — Information
  • Amina Mohammed (Gombe) — Environment
  • Ibrahim Usman Jibril (Nasarawa) — State, Environment
  • Hadi Sirika (Katsina) — State for Aviation
  • Okechukwu Enelamah (Abia) — Industry Trade and Investment
  • Aisha Abubakar (Sokoto) — State for Trade, Industry and Investment
  • Khadija Bukar Abba (Yobe) — State for Foreign Affairs
  • Claudius Daramola (Ondo) — State, Niger Delta
  • Geoffrey Onyeama (Enugu) — Foreign Affairs
  • Monsur Dan-Ali (Zamfara) — Defence
  • Suleiman Adamu (Jigawa) — Water Resources
  • Solomon Dalong (Plateau) — Youths and Sports
  • Ibe Kachikwu (Delta) — State for Petroleum
  • Osagie Ehanire (Edo) — State for Health
  • Anthony Onwuka (Imo) — State for Education
  • Muhammadu Bello (Adamawa) — FCT
  • Adamu Adamu (Bauchi) — Education
  • James Ocholi (Kogi) — State for Labour
  • Zainab Ahmed (Kaduna) — State for Budget
  • Mustapha Shehuri (Borno) — State for Power
  • Heineken Lokpobiri (Bayelsa) — State for Agric
  • Isaac Adewole Folorunsho (Osun) — Health
  • Usani Usani Uguru (Cross River) — Niger Delta
  • Abubakar Bwari Bawa (Niger) — State for Solid Minerals
  • Adebayo Shittu (Oyo) — Communications
  • Muhammadu Buhari — Petroleum
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  1. ogar L Ogbaji

    lord let thy will be fulfill through this servant, and let them fear thee in all their doing. Amen.

  2. Osinloye Maria

    Whao…..to me i tink wat Mr.president had done z great.May God continue to give him more wisdom and understanding(Amen…………)

  3. sanusi shonibare

    True talk : if the wise refuses to rule they will suffers the rules of an idiot. I think the wise once has arrived, President Muhammad Buari and his ministers ,may God put them through to move Nigeria forward (Amin).

  4. george

    may God give them the spirit and strength to serve their father land and also having in mind that what ever they do today will have impart on the future of our beloved country, Nigeria tomorrow.

  5. tinuola oluwatoyin yetunde

    Buhari has actually done justice in choosing the right men to
    serve under him…….. Close monitoring of the ministers will enhance proper management of each office……. Wisdom shall be for all of you to direct Nigeria to the peak………….. GIANT OF AFRICA

  6. Falana haleemat

    Kudos to the president.may Allah grant im al his heart desire in order to move Nigeria forward


    If one juxterposes FASHOLA as the current minister of power under buhari and CHINEDU NEBO the former minister of power under the ex-president GOODLUCK JONATHAN, you discover that FASHOLA looks innocent on the face interms of action service delivery than NEBO. It was during Nebo tenure as minister of power that cunning phrase of non-consumption crazy electricity bill was introduced.electricity bills are not sent to the households in tantamount to what metre reads. wheather one consumes energy or not or even suffer power outage or not at the end of the month you will be forced to pay higher electric bill or have your power supply disconnected.But this reminds me of what the scripture says ” when a righteous is in power the poor people rejoice “.With FASHOLO in charge of POWER, I know for sure that he will correct this ills, his track record as the former LAGOS STATE GOVERNOR speaks for him.

  8. prince sani

    just a quick note to appreciate president muhammed buharri, The president has done his best its left for new minister to do their own best. I WISH THEM PROSPER THROUGH OUT THEIR TENR. sani musa


    Democracy is not matured without criticism. So with ministers emmerged from each state of the 36 states in Nigeria, I think buhari has done his bit to fulfil the wish of his critics meaning that, he is a listening PRESIDENT .

  10. Muhammad itas

    The president Muhammad buhari has done his best. It is left for new ministers to do their own best. I wish them d best

  11. Tajudeen Olanrewaju

    The President has done his best. It is left with the newly cabinets to work with him and the citizenry to lift Nigeria higher. God bless our beloved Nation, Nigeria

  12. ogbu geoffrey

    With the forestall meticulous and conscious selection of the competent ministers by the visionary leader like mohammadu buhari, and appointing himself as the petroleum minister which is the first of its kind in the history of nigeria I think the new dawn for proportional representation, egalitarian system of governance, public opinion poll, multi- tribal encompassment into the mainstream of the economy, fair share of dividend of democracy,single spirit of compatriotism, tribal integration,combatment of systematic corruption, accountability in the public office, checkmating voracious looting of public fund,economic standardization, promotion of foreign direct investment, stability of electricity, free education for all , free access to basic healthcare, upliftment of our arts and culture, co-existency, payment of teachers arrears, reduction of government excess expenditure, impeachment and trial of corrupt goverment official, rule of law has began. kudos !

  13. michael shodamola

    the lord his all our strength….

  14. ijato praise

    Baba has done his best ,is left for the ministers to discharge their duty .God bless baba buhari .



    1. are you sure, you are a pastor? U’re aware of how some of these people stole Nigeria wealth during their past role!


    GOD BLESS NIGERIA.NOW THAT baba buhari has named his ministers with portfolios given to them ,nigeria will be better.may his name be praised for ever more for his wonderful acts and for wisdom he has granted our leaders to forged ahead in face of all challenges.pst toye o.owoeye.

    1. Usman


  17. kareem husain

    actually Buhari done d best to d citizen but how are we sure dat d ministers are one we can trust? hope de are ready to b faithful, loyal & honest.

  18. amina

    Why is Der no minister for police affairs?

    1. Uzo Nwabuko

      Though we have 2 ministers in ‘power, works n housing’, the ministry is too bulky!. I suggest it’s broken at least into 2 (separating power). Fixing of Fashola is only ‘faily fantastic’, with d view that he was overworked as Lagos gov., and may like to favi his geo- political zone which is already more endowed than d others in d economy.

      1. Uzo Nwabuko

        Though we have 2 ministers in ‘power, works n housing’, the ministry is too bulky!. I suggest it’s broken at least into 2 (separating power). Fixing of Fashola is only ‘faily fantastic’, with d view that he was overworked as Lagos gov., and may like to favour his geo- political zone which is already more endowed in this area than d others in d economy.

        1. Osinloye Maria

          ITS TRUE

  19. ogbu geoffrey

    What I figured out on the selection of the ministers is that, buhary’s frame of mind revealed to him that allowing presidential piece of cake to revolve to all the ethnic diversity across the 36 states in the country is divine and will help to eliminate rancour and maginalization to the extent that all the ministers emmerged from each state of the 36 states and to appoint himself as the minister for petroleum meaning that he wants to eradicate corruption completely GREAT !

  20. Akan

    What is happening to culture and Tourism ministry?

  21. bura bukar bama

    i wish all minister the very best , the slate had been cleared by baba buhari please dont pollut it , i mean changE nigeria with him , or else new eagle will be clawing,

  22. kenneth

    if fashola is appointed minister,it is a blessing.. he is worth it..

  23. Ijeoma

    Amaechi stole & ate my money,he didn’t pay me one naira during my youth service in Rivers State.once Amaechi is one of them,fighting of corruption has no meaning at all in Nigeria.Mr President did not try,i didn’t expect such citizens of Nigeria to be his ministers

  24. Jimoh Rafiu Abimbola

    Mr president has try enough in terms of nominating his ministers
    but the question we need to ask ourselves is that wen will son of nobody clinch d mantle of leadership ?
    y can’t they give room for those that av not tasted power bf to av d knowledge ?
    All dis elected candidate av tasted wealth and yet they are still gvn dem another chance what did u guyz think will be d outcome ?

  25. Abba Majikawuri

    the appointed ministers by President mohammodu buhari is very good leaders.

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