Profile of Hon. Abubakar Momoh | Minister of Niger Delta Development

Olamilekan Quadri AlimiAugust 23, 20233 min

Forty per cent of President Bola Tinubu’s Cabinet Members are Ministers with a background in the legislature. Who are these former lawmakers, and what is their background like? We profile Honourable Abubakar Momoh; the 64-year-old Minister of Niger Delta Development.


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President Bola Tinubu on Monday officially inaugurated members of his cabinet, which consists of forty-five (45) Ministers with their respective portfolios,

Eighteen (18) out of these 45 members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), however, possess legislative experience gathered from either their Local or State Assembly, as well as the National Assembly. One of those in this category is the newly appointed Minister of Niger Delta Development, Hon. Abubakar Momoh.

Sixty-four-year-old Momoh is one of such Ministers possessing experience from both local, state and federal parliaments. A former Councillor in the 1980s, he went on to serve as a Member of the 4th Edo State House of Assembly and a two-time Member of the House of Representatives representing Etsako Federal Constituency in the 5th and 7th National Assemblies.

Find out details of his profile below:

Born: 27th Nov, 1959


Fellow, Institute of Public Administration (FPA)
Member, Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) and the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN)

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Legislative Experience

Executive Experience


Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering

University of Benin, Benin City

Councilor, Etsako Local Government Area (1980s)

Executive Chairman, Etsako Local Government Council (1990s)

All Progressives Congress (APC)

Masters of Science, Chemical Engineering

University of Lagos, Akoka

Member, Edo State House of Assembly (1999 – 2003)


Masters in Public Administration

Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma

Member, House of Representatives (2003 – 2007), (2011 – 2015)



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Olamilekan Quadri Alimi

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