President Bola Tinubu has appointed Nyesom Wike, former governor of Rivers state, as Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Wike is the second southerner to head the FCT after Ajose Adeogun, the only person from the region, who was appointed in 1976.
Other appointments include Gboyega Oyetola, former governor of Osun, as the minister of transportation and Festus Keyamo as the minister of aviation and aerospace development.
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Of the 45 confirmed persons, the north-west region has 10 ministers and the north-east has six. The north-central and south-west have eight and nine ministers respectively, while south-east and south-south have five each.
President Tinubu also assigned Bosun Tijani as the minister of communications, innovations and digital economy while Wale Edun will head the ministry of finance and double as coordinating minister of the economy.