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President Tinubu swears in Fagbemi as Attorney General, Badaru as Defence, Edun Finance Minister

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President Bola Tinubu swore in ministers to his cabinet on Monday, nearly three months after his inauguration.

Tinubu appointed former investment banker Olawale Edun as finance minister and coordinating minister for the economy and his lawyer, Lateef Fagbemi as the minister of justice and Attorney General.

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Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, Bosun Tijani; Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Wale Edun; Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun; Deputy Governor of Ogun State, Noimot Salako-Oyedele and the Minister of State for the Environment, Kunle Salako at the reception organised by the State government in honour of the new Ministers held at the Silverbird Galleria, Zone 4, Abuja on Monday.

Heineken Lokpobiri as the junior minister of petroleum and Ekperipe Ekpo as the junior minister of gas resources.

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President Tinubu, like his predecessors, will hold on to the portfolio of Petroleum Minister in addition to his other responsibilities as Nigeria’s chief executive.

The immediate past governor of Jigawa state, Mohammed Badaru was sworn in as the minister of Defence while a former Vice Chancellor of Base University in Abuja, Tahir Maman as education.

The ministers are being sworn in in batches of five each by the president after their recitation is read by presidential spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale.

(Edited by Oludare Mayowa; omayowa@globalfinancialdigest.com; Newsroom: +234 8033 964 138)

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