The long-awaited swearing-in of the newly appointed ministers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by President Muhammadu Buhari is about now taking place at the council chambers of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The ministers, 36 in number, will take their oaths of office according to alphabetical order of the states and in batches of four.
As at the time of publishing this report, the oath of office and allegiance have been administered on Okechukwu Enelamah (Abia), Mohammed Musa Bello (Adamawa), Udoma Udo Udoma (Akwa Ibom) and Chris Nwabueze Ngige (Anambra).
The next batch of ministers to be administered the oath of office and allegiance are Heineken Lokpobiri (Bayelsa), Adamu Adamu (Bauchi), Audu Ogbeh (Benue) and Mustapha Baba-Shehuri (Borno)
Other ministers that have taken the oath of office and sworn allegiance to the Federal Republic of Nigeria are Usani Uguru (Cross River), Ibe Kachikwu (Delta), Ogbonaya Onu (Ebonyi) and Osagie Ehanire (Edo).
The rest are: Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), Geoffrey Onyeama (Enugu), Amina Muhammed (Gombe), Anthony Onwuka (Imo), Suleiman Adamu (Jigawa), Zainab Ahmed (Kaduna), Hadi Sirika (Katsina), Abdulrahman Dambazau (Kano), Abubakar Malami (Kebbi), James Ocholi (Kogi), Lai Mohammed (Kwara), Babatunde Fashola (Lagos), Ibrahim Jibril (Nasarawa), Abubakar Bwari (Niger), Kemi Adeosun (Ogun), Claudius Daramola (Ondo), Isaac Adewole (Osun), Adebayo Shittu (Oyo), Solomon Dalong (Plateau), Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers), Aisha Abubakar (Sokoto), Aisha Al-Hassan (Taraba), Khadija Ibrahim (Yobe) and Muhammad Dan Ali (Zamfara).