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It’s official: Nigeria now has 36 Federal ministries (Full List)

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Ministry of Livestock Development is the newest ministry in Nigeria following approval by President Bola Tinubu, bringing the number of federal Ministries to 36.

The government says the new ministry was created to address the recurring clashes between herders and farmers. This was announced during the inauguration of the Presidential Committee on Livestock Reforms at the Presidential Villa on Tuesday, July 9, 2024.

Below is the full list of ministries of the Nigeria’s government:

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1. Agriculture

2. Art, Culture & the Creative Economy

3. Aviation & Aerospace Development

4. Budget & Economic Planning

5. Communications, Innovation & Digital Economy

6. Defence

7. Education

8. Environment

9. FCT Administration

10. Finance

11. Foreign Affairs

12. Health & Social Welfare

13. Housing and Urban Development

14. Humanitarian Affairs & Poverty Alleviation

15. Industry, Trade & Investment

16. Information & National Orientation

17. Innovation, Science & Technology

18. Interior

19. Justice

20. Labour & Employment

21. Marine & Blue Economy

22. Niger Delta Development

23. Petroleum Resources

24. Police Affairs

25. Power

26. Solid Minerals Development

27. Special Duties & Inter-governmental Affairs

28. Sports Development

29. Steel Development

30. Tourism

31. Transportation

32. Water Resources & Sanitation

33. Women Affairs

34. Works

35. Youth, and

36. Ministry of Livestock Development

The new ministry was carved out of the Ministry of Agriculture.

A slap on Oronsaye Report

The new ministry raises questions about the political will to implement the Oronsaye Report, which recommended among other things reduction, merger, and scrapping of some federal agencies as one of the measures to cut the cost of governance.

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On February 26, 2024, President Tinubu called for the full implementation of the Oronsaye report and on February 29, 2024, the House of Representatives constituted a 23-man panel to study the restructuring of some of the agencies of the government.

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