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Nigeria: Acting president's new Cabinet sworn in

Nigeria: Acting president's new Cabinet sworn in

Nigeria's acting president has sworn in the oil-rich nation's new Cabinet, which includes a woman overseeing the country's petroleum ministry.
Acting President Goodluck Jonathan swore in the 38 members Tuesday. He put Diezani Allison-Madueke at the head of the petroleum ministry, a key post for a country that is the No. 3 supplier of crude oil to the U.S. She is a former employee of Royal Dutch Shell PLC, the major force in Nigeria's oil exploration.
Jonathan also restored Dora Akunyili as information minister. She circulated a memo to the Cabinet in February calling on it to grant then-Vice President Jonathan powers to act on behalf of President Umaru Yar'Adua. Yar'Adua has been ill and absent from office for months.


Updated : 2021-05-13 11:34 GMT+08:00