The Prime Minister chosen by Muhammadu Buhari, four months after swearing as President, is the actual Head of State. He will also head the key Oil Ministry, confirmed a presidential spokesman.
President Buhari has past experience in the sector, given that when the state Nigerian Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) was established in 1977 he was serving as Oil minister.
In the 90s he then headed the Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF), which managed oil export proceeds.
The announcement of the President’s new post comes a day ahead of the nomination of other cabinet members. Attended for some time to allow, according to Buhari, the introduction of “good conduct and governance regulations”.