Obasanjo Cabinet from 1999 to 2003

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Obasanjo Cabinet from 1999 to 2003 was formed after one month ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo was sworn in as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Obasanjo Cabinet from 1999 to 2003 were made up 47  Ministers that were sworn in after he took oath of office. Obasanjo Cabinet from 1999 to 2003 was majorly dominated by members from People Democratic Party (PDP). Two other representatives were appointed from Alliance for Democratic (AD) and All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP). President Olusegun Obasanjo told his newly appointed Ministers at a ceremony in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

“You must not allow corruption in your separate ministries and departments”.

According to him (Obasanjo) ” We are coming out of a situation where everybody has been bruised or wounded. We need to provide the balm for the wounds to heal.” He expressed on the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA). If it is going to cost more to run the government , I would rather have that than have a situation where doing otherwise won’t allow us to run the government”

Obasanjo Cabinet from 1999 to 2003 are:

The President:

Obasanjo Cabinet from 1999 - 2003

Olusegun Obasanjo

The Vice President:

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar

The Secretary General to The Govt. of The Federation (SGF):

Ufot Ekaete

Obasanjo Cabinet from 1999 to 2007 and their portfolios:

Power and Steel

*** Chief Bola Ige

May 1999 – 2000

Olusegun Kokumo Agagu

2000 – 2002

Aliyu Modibo Umar

2002 – May 2003

 Danjuma Goje – State

1999 – 2001

Tourism and Culture

Ojo Madueke

1999 – 2000

Alabo T. Graham Douglas

2000 – 2001

Boma Bromilow Jack

2001 – 2003

Cooperation and Integration

Prof. Jerry Gana

1999 – 2001

Dapo Sarumi**

Jan. 2001-Feb.2001

Transport

Mrs. Kema Chikwe

1999-2001

Ojo Madueke

2001 – 2003

Defence

Theophilus T. Danjuma

1999 – 2003

Mrs. Dupe Adelaja- State

1999 – 2001

Mrs. Dupe Adelaja-Navy

2001 – 2002

Chris Agbobu – Navy

2002 – 2003

Labour and Productivity

Alabo T. Graham-Douglas

1999 – 2000

Musa Gwadabe

2000 – 2003

Federal Capital Territory

Ibrahim Bunu

1999 – 2001

Muhammed Abba Gana

2001 – 2003

Solomon Ewuga – State

1999 – 2001

Special Duties

Yomi Edu

1999 – 2003

Water Resources

Mohammed B. Khalie

1999 – 2001

Mukhtar Shagari

2001 – 2003

Chief Precious Ngalele – State

2002 – 2003

Solid Minerals

Musa Gwadabe

1999 – 2000

Dupe Adelaja

2002 – 2003

Mrs. Becky K. Igwe – State

1999 – 2000

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Education

Prof. Tunde Adeniran

Jun. 1999 – Jan. 2001

Prof. Babalola Borishade

Feb. 2001 – Jun. 2003

Lawal Batagarawa – State

Jun. 1999 – Jan. 2001

Alhaji Bello Usman – State

Feb. 2001 – Jun. 2003

Industry

Iyorcha Ayu

1999 – 2001

Stephen Akiga

2000 – 2001

Lawrence Nwuruku – State

1999

Justice

Godwin Kanu Agabi

1999-2000

Chief Bola Ige

2000 – 2001

Enviroment

Hassan Adamu

1999 – 2000

Sanni Sangon Daura

2000 – 2001

Muhammed K. Said

2001 – 2003

Information

Dapo Sarumi**

1999 – 2001

Prof. Jerry Gana

Information & National

Orientation.

2001 – 2003

Foreign Affairs

Sule Lamido

1999 – 2003

Duben Gideon Onyia – State

Science and Technology

Chief Ebitimi Banigo

1999 – 2000

Mrs. Pauline T. Fallen – State

1999 – 2003

Health

Dr. Tim N. Menakaya

Prof . Alphonsus B.C Nwosu

Replaced Menakaya

Dr. Amina NdaloloState

2000 – 2003

Commerce

Mustapha Bello

1999 – 2002

Agriculture & Rural Devpt.

Sani Sangon Daura

1999 – 2000

Adamu Bello

2000 – 2003

Chris Agbobu – State

1999 – 2001

Hassan Adamu – State

2001

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Sports and Social Devpt.

Damishi T. Sangon

1999 – 2001

Ishaya Mark Aku

2001 – 2002

Died in plane crash.

Stephen Akiga

2002 – 2003

Economic Matters

Prince Vincent E. Ogbulafor

1999 – 2001

Finance

Adamu Ciroma

1999 – 2003

Jubril Martin’s Kuye – State

1999 – 2003

Communications

Muhammed Aizika

1999 – 2001

Muhammed Bello Haliru

2001 – 2003

Ladi Adekunle Haruna Elewi – State

Presidency-Civil Service Matters

Waziri Bello Kurfi

Aviation

Olusegun Kokumo Agagu

1999 – 2000

Kema Chikwe

2001 – 2003

Works and Housing

Toni Anenih

1999 – 2003

Ishiah Balat – State

1999 – 2000

Women Affairs & Youth

Development

Hajiya Aishatu Ismail

1999 – 2003

Becky Kebetu-Igwe

2000 – 2001

National Planning

Muhammed Shata

1999 – 2000

Internal Affairs

Chief Sunday M. Afolabi

1999 – 2000

Muhammed Shata

2000 – 2003

Special Projects

Daniel Onyeka Chuke

Inter-Governmental Affairs

Umar Kida

Police Affairs

David Medayese Jemibewon

1999 – 2000

Stephen Akiga

2001 – 2002

Now, these are important…

***Notes

(1) James Ajibola Ige also known as Bola Ige who was Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) who was the Minister of Justice from 2000 to 2001 before he was assassinated at his his residence in Ibadan on 23rd December, 2001. Several people were arrested in connection with his murder, including former Senator Iyiola Omisore. They were later discharged and acquitted.

(2) Dapo Sarumi, ex President Olusegun Obasanjo first Minister of Information, lost his second post as Minister for Integration and Cooperation in Africa. This occurred only a month after surviving a car crash in which young couple and their unborn child lost their lives. Sarumi failed to pay condolences to the family of the couple that lost their lives. This resulted in a widespread condemnation and their was calls for his removal from the cabinet of ex President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Again, Out of his eight years in office from 1999 to 2005, ex President Olusegun Obasanjo was both Minister for Petroleum and Minister of State for Petroleum. On the last year of his first term in office in 2003, he appointed Edmund Dakoru who is presently a traditional ruler of Nembe Kingdom in Bayelsa State. Later in July, 2005 Obasanjo appointed Edmound Dakoru as State Minister for Petroleum after a lawsuit filed by a group known as the Niger Delta Democracratic Union (NDDU).

SOURCES

www.ipsnews.net/2001/01/politics-nigeria-president-obasanjo-sacks-10-ministers/

http://www.africa.upenn.edu.newsletters/irinw7199.html

www.icirnigeria.org/flashback-how-trinity-obasanjo-was-president-petroleum-minister-and-minister-of-state-for-petroleum/

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