October 22, 2014 – President Goodluck Jonathan today reshuffled his cabinet to fill up position left by members who resigned to enable them contest the 2015 general elections.
Some of the existing ministers were required to take up additional responsibilities pending appointment of new ministers.
Under the new arrangement, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Nurudeen Mohammed will from now preside as the Supervising Minister of Information pending the appointment of a new minister.
Minister of Special Duties, Taminu Turaki will now supervise the Ministry of Labour and Productivity following the exit of Chief Emeka Wogu while Minister of Defence, Alhaji Aliyu Guasu will add responsibility of the office of Minister of State for Defence hitherto occupied by Senator Musliu Obanikoro to his responsibility. Obanikoro left to contest for governor of Lagos State.
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Prof. Viola Onwuliri will now take over as the substantive Minister of State for Education.
The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Dr. Stephen Oru will take up responsibilities of Minister of State for Niger Delta hitherto occupied by Dr. Darius Ishaku while the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr. Olusegun Aganga will add responsibility of the minister of state to his duty.