Posted: Wednesday 9th July 2014 at 10:56 am

Jonathan Swears In 4 New Ministers, Shekarau Among Them

President Goodluck Jonathan has Wednesday sworn-in 4 new ministers, preliminarily cleared by the National Assembly: Ibrahim Shekarau, Stephen Oru, Adedayo Adeyeye and Abdul Bulama.

Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau

Photo: Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau

According to Premium Times, Shekarau was appointed the new Education Minister, Adeyeye – the Minister of State for Works, Oru – Minister of Niger Delta and Bulama – the Minister of Science and Technology.

The President congratulated the new ministers urging them to be active and dynamic in their actions in the office:

“This government has less than a year to go and you have been brought in this time, so you know the reason why you have been brought in. You have no time to sleep, unfortunately for you because first you have to learn how to climb the ropes, because maybe it is a different setting, no matter how experienced you are if you go to something different you will need some time to adjust.”

The country leader also expressed his confidence that the newcomers would do well not just to satisfy the Nigerian authorities but also to satisfy Nigeria citizens. 

It would be recalled that Kano State ex-governor Shekarau defected from the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) to the ruling  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the beginning of 2014 over APC’s “lack of commitment”. 

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