By Obio Monday
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a lawyer, Barr Ekumankama Joseph Nkama as the Minister of State for Health.
GRASSROOT REPORTERS gathered that Barr. Nkama who is an Abuja based lawyer, and former special assistant to the Ebonyi State Governor, Abuja Liaison Office was sworn-in alongside six others as Minister by President Buhari, today.
He was commissioner for inter-governmental affairs in Ebonyi State and member of the State Executive Council.
He hails from Amangwu Edda in Afikpo South local government area of Ebonyi State.
Other newly appointed ministers and their portfolios are:
1 Ikechukwu Ikoh, Minister of State, Science and Technology;
2 Umana Umana, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs;
3 Udi Odum , Minister of State, Environment;
4 Ademola Adegoroye, Minister of State, Transport;
5 Umar Ibrahim El-Yakub, Minister of State, Works and Housing;
6 Goodluck Opiah, Minister of State, Education;
The President also announced the reassignment of portfolios in his cabinet, saying the new redeployment is aimed at reinvigorating certain sectors where the government desires to accomplish improved results.
The following ministers were re-assigned:
– Senator Adeleke Mamora, Minister of Science and Technology (formerly Minister of State, Health);
– Mu’azu Jaji Sambo, Minister of Transportation (formerly Minister of State, Works and Housing);
– Sharon Ikeazor, Minister of State, Niger Delta (formerly Minister of State, Environment) and
– Sen. Gbemisola Saraki, Minister of State, Mines and Steel Development (formerly Minister of State, Transportation).