Three new ministers were sworn in by President Bola Tinubu on Monday during the second Federal Executive Council, which was held in the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

The new cabinet members are Ayodele Olawande from Ondo, Minister of State for Youths, Jamila Bio-Ibrahim from Kwara, Minister of Environment, Malam Balarabe Lawal from Kaduna State.

The three ministers were chosen by Tinubu to lead the newly established Ministry of Youths and succeed Malam Nasir el-Rufai, the former governor of Kaduna State.

Previously, the Ministry of Youths and Sports Development included the Ministry of Youth.

When a senator brought up a petition against Mr. El-Rufai through the Senate’s ministerial screening procedure, he was dismissed.

The new cabinet members took the oath of office and allegiance, and Mr. Tinubu, who is presiding over the FEC meeting, also posed for pictures with them.

The council also observed a minute of silence in honour of the late Mobolaji Ajose-Adeogun, a former minister for the Federal Capital Territory and a former member of the cabinet.

The Murtala Mohammed military government nominated Mr. Ajose-Adeogun as the FCT Minister in 1976, and he held the office until his death on July 1 at the age of 96.

New ministers received their first briefing on their duties and responsibilities under the Renewed Hope Agenda at the inaugural meeting, which was held in August.

The President serves as Chairman and the Vice President serves as Vice Chairman of the FEC, a constitutional organisation where Ministers deliberate and approve government policy.

According to NAN, Tinubu announced an eight-point plan to resuscitate the faltering national economy during the FEC meeting on August 29.

According to what he had claimed, the eight-point plan was built around eight priority areas with definite deadlines for completion.

Food security, eradicating poverty, economic growth and job creation, consumer credit access, inclusivity in all its forms, especially with regard to youth and women, increased security, levelling the playing field for people and businesses, rule of law, and, of course, the fight against corruption are some of these.


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