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President Bola Tinubu has approved the redeployment of Abubakar Momoh from the federal ministry of youth to the ministry of Niger Delta development.

According to a statement on Sunday by Ajuri Ngelale, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Tinubu also redeployed Adegboyega Oyetola as the minister of marine and blue economy.

Meanwhile, President Tinubu also reassigned some portfolios, including Adegboyega Oyetola as minister of marine and blue economy, and Bunmi Tunji-Ojo as minister of interior.

Meanwhile, both ministers of state in the oil and gas sector are now domiciled in the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources with the following designation; Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri – Hon. Minister of State (Oil), Petroleum Resources Ekperipe Ekpo – Hon. Minister of State (Gas), Petroleum Resources.

President Tinubu also approved the renaming of the Federal Ministry of Environment and Ecological Management as the Federal Ministry of Environment.

Before his appointment by President Tinubu,  Momoh climbed the political ladder, eventually becoming the chairman of his home council after its split in the 90s. Alongside his political aspirations, Hon. Engr. Abubakar Momoh had a passion for education and served as a teacher at Ekperi Grammar School before pursuing a degree in Chemical Engineering at the prestigious University of Benin (UNIBEN).

During his time at UNIBEN, he also took part in student politics, becoming the influential Students’ Union president, further fueling his dedication to public service. In 1999, he took the bold step of joining the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and successfully represented Etsako East in the Edo State House of Assembly.

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His political acumen and commitment to the betterment of his constituency led him to national politics, where he served as a member of the House of Representatives for Etsako Federal Constituency. Throughout his political journey, he encountered various party affiliations, but his unwavering loyalty and admiration for former Governor Adams Oshiomhole remained constant.

Now, Abubakar Momoh stands on the cusp of a new chapter in his political career as a ministerial nominee. This unexpected nomination has piqued the interest of the people of Edo, who eagerly await the impact he will make in this significant role.

As he prepares to take on this responsibility, the people of Edo State are curious to see how his tenure as a minister will unfold and how he will contribute to the growth and development of the region. The stage is set for an intriguing political journey, and the citizens of Edo look forward to witnessing the p Preisdenterformance of Abubakar Momoh in this important position.

Hon. Engr. Abubakar Momoh possesses a unique set of qualities that have contributed to his notable political trajectory and earned him recognition and respect among his peers and constituents. Some of the key qualities that define him include.

Momoh’s long and diverse political experience, starting from his early days as a councillor to serving in the House of Representatives, reflects his deep understanding of the political landscape and governance processes.

As a trained teacher and a graduate in Chemical Engineering from the University of Benin, Momoh combines academic knowledge with practical skills, making him a well-rounded individual in both education and technical fields.