Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari has finally named his Cabinet ministers after taking office in March this year.
The newly appointed Cabinet ministers can be seen as a major change towards diversifying away from oil to other sectors such as mining.
A Nigerian senator described the new Cabinet Ministers as, “a government of local professionals without superstars.”
This dynamic shift is evident with some of the ministers appointed including former governor Tunde Fashola as head of power and infrastructure ministry; Okechukwu Enelamah, a chief executive of a private equity fund as head of the industry and investment ministry; as well as Abdulrahman Dambazau, a retired general with a doctorate in criminology as head of interior ministry.
The President after his election has worked exceptionally to restructure the army while overpowering Boko Haram, eradicate corruption by carrying out several investigations into former governors, former security chief and other high profile individuals.
Source: Zainab Usman (Washington Post)