Tinubu scraps Niger Delta ministry over duplication of roles

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has reportedly scrapped the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs.

Government sources on Thursday revealled that the Ministry of Niger Delta was scrapped by the President due to duplication of roles with the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

The source who craved anonymity noted that following the scrapping of the Ministry of Niger Delta, all the works and duties previously mandated to the ministry will be moved to the NDDC.

“Tinubu has scrapped the Ministry of Niger Delta. It was done because there is the Niger Delta Development Commission, so it is like they are duplicating efforts. Now, all works done by the Ministry of Niger Delta will be moved to the NDDC,” the source told SaharaReporters.

President Tinubu On Wednesday, August 16, released a list of his ministers and their portfolios.

The President also created some new ministries while the names of some existing ministries have been modified including the Ministry of Environment And Ecological Management, Ministry of Marine And Blue Economy, Ministry of Health And Social Welfare, Ministry of Aviation and Aerospace Development, and the Ministry of Gas Resources.

There is also the Ministry Of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy which used to be called Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development is now the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation and will be headed by Betta Edu.

The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development had been split into two —Ministry of Youth and Ministry of Sports Development.

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