Buhari’s Ministerial List breakdown By Gender, Region

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President Muhammadu Buhari has finally forwarded the names of ministers-nominee to the Senate, to put an end to the long wait on the list.

Eight weeks after he was sworn in for another term in office, the President submitted the list of those who will form his new cabinet for confirmation.

Senate of the President, Senator Ahmed Lawan, read the names of the nominees on the floor of the Senate during plenary on Tuesday.

He said the candidates would be screened on Wednesday.

Of the 43 names submitted, only seven were female – including the immediate past minister of finance who was nominated again by the President.

Although President Buhari selected his cabinet members across all the geo-political zones in the country, the North-West produced the highest number of nominees while the South-East has the lowest.

Similarly, the President nominated 11 other former members of his cabinet apart from Mrs Ahmed.

See the full list of nominees according to their geo-political zones:


Muhammadu Musa Bello – Adamawa State

Adamu Adamu – Bauchi State (Returning)

Mariam Katagum – Bauchi State (Female)

Mustafa Baba Shehuri – Borno State (Returning)

Ali Isa Pantami – Gombe State

Sale Mamman – Taraba State

Abubakar Aliyu – Yobe State


Suleiman Adamu – Jigawa State

Zainab Ahmed – Kaduna State (Female and Returning)

Muhammad Mahmood – Kaduna State

Sabo Nanono – Kano State

Bashir Salihi Magashi – Kano State

Hadi Sirika – Katsina State (Returning)

Abubakar Malami – Kebbi State (Returning)

Maigarai Dingyadi – Sokoto State

Sadiya Umar Faruk – Zamfara State (Female)


George Akume – Benue State

Ramatu Tijjani – Kogi State (Female)

Mohammed Abdullahi – Nasarawa State

Zubair Dada – Niger State

Pauline Tallen – Plateau State (Female)

Lai Mohammed – Kwara State (Returning)

Gbemisola Saraki – Kwara State (Female)


Ikechukwu Ogah – Abia State

Chris Ngige – Anambra State (Returning)

Sharon Ikaezor – Anambra State (Female)

Ogbonnaya Onu – Ebonyi State (Returning)

Emeka Nwajiuba – Imo State

Geoffrey Onyeama – Enugu State (Returning)


Olamilekan Adegbite – Ogun State

Babatunde Raji Fashola – Lagos State (Returning)

Adeleke Mamora – Lagos State

Niyi Adebayo – Ekiti State

Olutayo Alasoadura – Ondo State

Rauf Aregbesola – Osun State

Sunday Dare – Oyo State

South-South (SS) – 7

Godswill Akpabio – Akwa Ibom State

Timipre Sylva – Bayelsa State

Festus Keyamo – Delta State

Goddy Jedy Agba – Cross River

Osagie Ehanire – Edo State (Returning)

Clement Ike – Edo State

Rotimi Amaechi – Rivers State (Returning)



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