Cabinet of Nigeria
The Cabinet of Nigeria is part of the Executive Branch of the Government of Nigeria. The Cabinet's role, as written in the Ministers' Statutory Powers and Duties (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) Act is to serve as an advisory body to the President of Nigeria. Members of the Cabinet are appointed and report to the President, who can dismiss them at will. The Cabinet currently oversees 24 Federal Ministries, each responsible for some aspect of providing government services, as well as a number of parastatals (government-owned corporations).
Relationship to civil service
The ministries and parastatals are staffed by career civil servants. Each is headed by a Permanent Secretary, a senior civil servant appointed by the Head of the Civil Service. The Permanent Secretary is accountable to a Minister, who sits in the Cabinet and reports to the President. The Minister is appointed by the President subject to approval by the Senate and is responsible for policy, also while the Permanent Secretary is responsible for implementation of policy.
The heads of the executive ministries are nominated by the President and then presented to the Senate. Section 147 (6) gives the Senate 21 days to complete the screening for confirmation or rejection by a simple majority. According to Section 147 (5) of the constitution the only qualification for one to be appointed as Minister is that the person must be “qualified for election into the House of Representatives”. If approved, they receive their commission scroll, are sworn in and then begin their duties.
The heads of the executive departments and most other senior federal officers at cabinet or sub-cabinet level receive their salary under a fixed pay plan as reviewed by the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC). The annual basic salary of a substantive minister is ₦2,026,400 (₦168,866:66 per month).
|Allowance type||Amount (₦)||Notes|
|Furniture||6,079,200||Paid once in four years|
|Vehicle||8,105,600||Optional, loan repayable by the end of the tenure of the minister.|
|Vehicle Fuelling and Maintenance||1,519,800||Paid annually|
|Domestic Staff||911,880||Paid annually|
|Personal Assistant||506,000||Paid annually|
|Estacode allowance||$900||per night|
|Total||13,374,240||Excluding optional vehicle allowance|
Ministers and Ministers of State
By convention, there must be at least one Cabinet member from each of the 36 states in Nigeria, although there are only 28 ministries and at times the President takes direct control of a key ministry such as Petroleum Resources. To ensure representation from each state, a Minister is often assisted by one or more Ministers of State.
Commander-in-chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces
Minister of Petroleum
|Vice President||Yemi Osinbajo||2015–present|
|Minister of Justice
|Minister of Foreign Affairs||Geoffrey Onyeama||2015–present|
|Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning||Zainab Ahmed||2018–present|
|Minister of Defence||Bashir Salihi Magashi||2019–present|
|Minister of Education||Adamu Adamu||2015–present|
|Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment||Richard Adeniyi Adebayo||2019–present|
|Minister of Labour and Employment||Chris Ngige||2015–present|
|Minister of Federal Capital Territory||Mohammed Musa Bello||2015–present|
|Minister of Science and Technology||Ogbonnaya Onu||2015–present|
|Minister of Mines and Steel Development||Olamilekan Adegbite||2019–present|
|Minister of Interior||Rauf Aregbesola||2019–present|
|Minister Of State for Budget and National Planning||Clement Agba||2019–present|
|Minister of Works and Housing||Babatunde Fashola||2015–present|
|Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development||Sabo Nanono||2019–present|
|Minister of Transportation||Rotimi Amaechi||2015–present|
|Minister of Power||Saleh Mamman||2019–present|
|Minister of Health||Osagie Ehanire||2019–present|
|Minister of Women Affairs||Pauline Tallen||2019–present|
|Minister of Niger Delta||Godswill Akpabio||2019–present|
|Minister of Information and Culture||Lai Mohammed||2015–present|
|Minister of Environment||Muhammad Mahmood||2019-present|
|Minister of Water Resources||Suleiman Adamu||2019–present|
|Minister of Youth and Sports||Sunday Dare||2019–present|
|Minister for Aviation||Sirika Hadi||2015–present|
|Minister of State for Environment||Sharon Ikeazor||2019–present|
|Minister of State for Foreign Affairs||Zubair Dada||2019–present|
|Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development||Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah||2019–present|
|Minister of State for Health||Adeleke Mamora||2019–present|
|Minister of State for Labour and Employment||Festus Keyamo||2019–present|
|Minister of State for Power||Goddy Jedy Agba||2019–present|
|Minister of State for Works and Housing||Abubakar D. Aliyu||2019–present|
|Minister of State for Education||Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba||2015–present|
|Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development||Mustapha Baba Shehuri||2019–present|
|Minister of State for Niger Delta||Tayo Alasoadura||2019|
|Minister of Police Affairs||Maigari Dingyadi||2019–present|
|Minister for Communication||Isa Ali Pantami||2019–present|
|Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment||Mariam Yalwaji Katagum||2019–present|
|Minister of State for Petroleum||Timipre Sylva||2019–present|
|Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development||Sadiya Umar Farouq||2019–present|
|Minister of State for Transportation||Gbemisola Saraki||2019–present|
|Minister of Special Duties and International Affairs||George Akume||2019–present|
|Minister of State for Federal Capital Territory||Ramatu Tijani Aliyu||2019–present|
|Minister of State for Science and Technology||Mohammed Hassan Abdullahi||2019–present|
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