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The Nigerian president has redeployed two junior ministers in the next level dispensation. The junior minster representing the people of Ondo State, Senator Tayo Alasoadura and the Junior minister representing the people of Edo State have switched places. While Alasoadura was previously the State minister of Labour and Employment, Barrister Festus Keyamo was the State minister for Niger Delta Affairs.

In the latest redeployment, Festus Keyamo now moves to the ministry of Labour and employment while Tayo Alasoadura has been moved to the ministry of Niger Delta Affairs with effect from 24th of September, 2019.
Details of reason(s) of this switch is yet to be known.

PMB Ministerial List

These are the list of the ministerial appointments selected by PMB, 43 Politicians have been selected to take various positions in the Nigerian Government seat of Power, hopefully we await a good result. Below are the names and Positions given to each minister.

1. Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah
Ogah attended Ishiagu High School, after which he worked at West African Examination Council (WAEC) from 1986–89, before he proceeded to the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu State where he obtained Upper Credit at Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in 1992 and Distinction at the Higher National Diploma (HND) Level in 1995 in Accounting. He also attended University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) where he obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in 2005. He also has a Bachelor of Science degree (Banking and Finance) from Ogun State University and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from University of Lagos. Ogah obtained his ACA in 2007. He is a Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN); Fellow, Institute of Brand Management of Nigeria; Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Shipping; Fellow, Employment & Career and member, Chartered Institute of Bankers.

Ogah began his career as a banker with a year of National Youth Service year at NAL Bank Plc. Thereafter, he took up full employment at All States Trust Bank where he worked for around two years before joining Zenith Bank in 1997. At Zenith Bank, he set a record of growing a new branch from zero balance sheets to over N9 billion and rose to the position of an Assistant General Manager (AGM) in Zenith Bank.
Portfolio: Ministry of State, Mines and steel Development.

2. Alhaji Muhammad Musa Bello
STATE: Adamawa
Alhaji Muhammad Musa Bello was born in 1959 in Adamawa state. He is a graduate of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, where he obtained a B.Sc. in Management with a major in Banking and Finance in 1980 as well as an MBA in the same field.

As an expert in banking, industry, business and public service, he was at various times in charge of credit and marketing at the ICON Merchant Bank Plc and later a Director at Habib Bank Plc and several other top ranking firms. He was Managing Director of the Bakabure Industrial Complex, Yola. He also has been member of several sub-committees of the defunct Technical Committee on Privatization and Commercialization (TCPC). He has been very active in the promotion of enterprise and commerce in Adamawa State, and played an active role as an official of the Adamawa Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ACCIMA). He was immediate past FCT minister.
Portfolio: Minister of Federal Capital Territory

3. Godswill Akpabio

STATE: Akwa Ibom
The son of Chief Obot Akpabio and Madam Lucy Obot Akpabio (née Inyangetor) of Ukana, Ikot Ntuen in Essien Udim Local Government Area. He was born on 9 December 1962. He lost his father early in life and was raised by his mother.

Akpabio was educated at Methodist Primary School, Ukana, Essien Udim LGA, Akwa Ibom State; the Federal Government College, Port Harcourt, Rivers State; and the University of Calabar, Cross River State, where he obtained a Degree in Law.

While at the Federal Government College, Port Harcourt, he was appointed the Senior Prefect. In the University of Calabar, Akpabio was elected as the speaker of the parliamentary year.

Akpabio had a brief stint as a teacher and as an associate partner with Paul Usoro and Co., a law firm in Nigeria. Akpabio also worked with EMIS Telecoms Limited, a wireless telecommunications company in Lagos, Nigeria. In 2002, he rose to the position of the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the company. In this position, he helped in shaping the future of the burgeoning telecoms industry. He had earlier served as the National Publicity Secretary of the Association of Telecommunication Companies in Nigeria, (ATCOM), while a director of EMIS.
Portfolio: Minister of the Niger Delta.

Compiled By: Francis Oluwadare