Leadership (Abuja)

6 February 2013

Nigeria: Nebo, Turaki Now Power, Special Duties Ministers

President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday failed to name a new Minister of Defence but approved the deployment of the two newly appointed ministers, Prof. Chinedu Osita Nebo and Mr. Kabiru Tanimu Turaki (SAN).

In a statement by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, and made available to LEADERSHIP last night, the government named Nebo as the substantive minister of power while Turaki became the minister of special duties (office of the president).

The statement added that Nebo (from Enugu State ) and Turaki (Kebbi State) were to resume duties at their respective ministries immediately. Both states had been without representatives in the federal cabinet.

While Nebo replaced Prof. Barth Nnaji, who was removed by Jonathan as minister of power, Turaki replaced Bello Mohammed, the former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who was sacked by Jonathan as minister of defence last year.

Turaki was the governorship candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in Kebbi State during the 2011 general polls.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2013 Leadership. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.