Cabinet of President Goodluck Jonathan

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Cabinet of President Goodluck Jonathan
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  cabinet of Nigeria
Date formed 9 February 2010
Date dissolved 29 May 2015
People and organisations
Head of state Goodluck Jonathan
Head of government Goodluck Jonathan
Predecessor Cabinet of President Umaru Yar'Adua
Successor Cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari

The Cabinet of President Goodluck Jonathan was appointed by Acting President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria a few weeks after he took office during the terminal illness of President Umaru Yar'Adua.

First cabinet – 2010[edit]

On 13 January 2010, a federal court empowered Jonathan to manage state affairs while Yar'Adua received medical treatment in Saudi Arabia, and on 9 February 2010 the Nigerian Senate confirmed him as Acting President.[1] On 10 February 2010, Jonathan demoted Minister of Justice Michael Aondoakaa to Special Duties, replacing him by Prince Adetokunbo Kayode.[2] Jonathan retained the remainder Yar'Adua's cabinet until 16 March 2010, when he dissolved it in an assertion of his authority over a divided administration where some members questioned his right to act as President.[3] On 6 April 2010, Jonathan swore in his new cabinet.[4] Yar'Adua died on 5 May 2010, and Jonathan was sworn in as President the next day.[5]

Minister in the first cabinet were:

Ministry Minister
Agriculture Prof. Sheikh Ahmed Abdullah
Aviation Mrs. Fidelia Njeze
Commerce & Industry Sen. Jubril Martins-Kuye
Culture & Tourism Abubakar Sadiq A. Mohammed
Defence Chief Adetokunbo Kayode, SAN
Education Prof. (Mrs) Ruqayyah Ahmed Rufa'i
Environment John Ogar Odey
FCT Senator Bala Mohammed
Finance Olusegun Olutoyin Aganga
Foreign Affairs Henry Odein Ajumogobia
Health (vacant)
Information & Communications Prof. Dora Akunyili
Interior Capt. Emmanuel Iheanacho
Justice Mohammed Bello Adoke, SAN
Labour & Productivity Chukwuemeka Ngozichineke Wogu
Lands & Urban Development Hon. Nduese Essien
Mines & Steel Development Arc. Musa Mohammed Sada
National Planning Commission Dr. Shamsuddeen Usman
National Sports Commission Hon. Ibrahim Isa Bio
Niger Delta Affairs Dr Stephen Oru
Petroleum Resources Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke
Police Affairs Alhaji Adamu Waziri
Power Acting President Goodluck Jonathan
Science & Technology Prof. Muhammed K. Abubakar
Special Duties Navy Capt. Omoniyi Caleb Olubolade (Rtd)
Transport Yusuf Sulaiman
Women Affairs Mrs. Josephine Anenih
Works Sen. Mohammed Sanusi Daggash
Youth Development Sen. Akinlabi Olasunkanmi

July 2011 cabinet[edit]

In July 2011, after the start of his second term, Jonathan appointed a new cabinet. Members included:[6]

Ministry Minister State
Agric and Natural Resources (State) Bukar Tijani Borno
Attorney General, Justice Mohammed Bello Adoke Kogi
Aviation Stella Oduah-Ogiemwonyi Anambra
Defence Bello H. Mohammed Kebbi
Defence (State) Erelu Olusola Obada Osun
Education Ruqayyatu Rufai Jigawa
FCT (State) Olajumoke Akinjide Oyo
Federal Capital Territory Bala Mohammed Bauchi
Finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Abia
Finance (State) Yerima Lawal Ngama Yobe
Foreign Affairs Olugbenga Ashiru Ogun
Foreign Affairs (State) Viola Onwuliri Imo
Health Onyebuchi Chukwu Ebonyi
Information Labaran Maku Nasarawa
Communication Technology Mrs. Omobola Johnson Ondo
Interior Comrade Abba Moro Benue
Labour Emeka Wogu Abia
Mines and Steel Development Mohammed Musa Sada Katsina
National Planning Shamsudeen Usman Kano
Niger Delta Affairs Godsday Orubebe Delta
Niger Delta Affairs (State) Zainab Ibrahim Kuchi Niger
Petroleum Diezani Alison-Madueke Bayelsa
Police Affairs Caleb Olubolade Ekiti
Power Chinedu Nebo took over from Bart Nnaji Enugu
Science and Technology Ita Okon Bassey Ewa Akwa Ibom
Sports Yusuf Sulaiman Sokoto
Trade and Investment Olusegun O. Aganga Lagos
Trade and Investment (State) Samuel Ioraer Ortom Benue
Transport Idris A.Umar Gombe
Women Affairs Zainab Maina Adamawa
Works Mike Onolememen Edo
Works (State) Bashir Yugudu Zamfara
Youth Development Bolaji Abdullahi Kwara

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan 'is acting president'". BBC News. BBC. February 25, 2010. Retrieved February 25, 2010. 
  2. ^ George Oji and Funso Muraina (11 February 2010). "Aondoakaa Demoted". ThisDay. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
  3. ^ ADAM NOSSITER (March 17, 2010). "Acting Leader of Nigeria Dissolves His Cabinet". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
  4. ^ Daniel Idonor (8 April 2010). "New Cabinet Brings Aso-Rock Alive Again". Vanguard. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
  5. ^ "Nigeria swears in new president". Al Jazeera. 8 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
  6. ^ "Olusegun Aganga Appointed trade and investment minister". Elombah. 11 July 2011. Retrieved 2012-09-06.