President Bola Tinubu on Monday, swore in three additional ministers into his 48-person cabinet.
Tinubu swore in the new ministers at noon before the commencement of the Federal Executive Council meeting which he is chairing.
The three new ministers, Jamila Bio Ibrahim, Ayodele Olawande, and Balarabe Lawal took the oath of office at the Council Chamber of the State House.
The swearing-in of the new ministers comes close to two weeks after the Senate cleared the trio after their screening on October 4, 2023.
On September 17, 2023, President Tinubu nominated Ibrahim and Olawande as Minister of Youth and Minister of State for Youth, respectively.
He also requested the Senate to screen Balarabe Lawal as minister from Kaduna.
Lawal, who served as secretary to the government under former Governor Nasir El-Rufai, replaces his principal in Tinubu’s cabinet as minister of environment.
Ibrahim, 37, hails from Kwara State. She is a medical doctor, politician development expert, and advocate of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Before her recent appointment, she served as the National President of the APC Young Women Forum.
Olawande, 34, is a community development expert and youth leader within the All Progressives Congress.
Before his nomination, Olawande served as the special adviser on innovation to the former president, Muhammadu Buhari, and office of the vice president Prof. Yemi Osinbajo. He occupied the role from 2019 to 2023.