President Goodluck Jonathan carries out minor reshuffle to fill vacancies created by the departure of seven ministers from his cabinet on Monday.
She takes over from Nyesom Wike, who resigned to contest the governorship election in Rivers State.
Briefing State House correspondents at the end of Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by President Jonathan, the Minister of State II for Foreign Affairs, Nurudeen Mohammed, who now supervises Ministry of Information, said the President approved the changes during the meeting following resignation of seven ministers from the cabinet.
He said the Minister of Defence, Lt. Gen. Aliyu Gusau, is to oversee the Ministry of State for Defence.
Dr. Khaliru Alhassan, who is the Minister of State for Health is to take over the function of the Health Minister for now.
The Minister of Industry Trade and Investments, Dr. Olusegun Aganga, will also act as Minister of State in the Ministry.
The Minister of Special Duties, Kabiru Turaki will supervise the Ministry of Labour, while Niger Delta Affairs Minister, Dr Steven Oru, will oversee the affairs of the Minister of State of the ministry.