Festus Keyamo

By Ovie Okpare

Festus Keyamo, Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, on Tuesday confirmed his redeployment to the Ministry of Labour and Employment by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Keyamo, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), confirmed the development on his verified twitter handle on Tuesday evening with a copy of the redeployment letter.

The minister also posted pictures of him exchanging pleasantries with Dr Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment.

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He said he was ready to serve in any position as minister, and thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for his redeployment.

He said, “On The Move Again: Two Portfolios In Two Months! Just been redeployed to the Ministry of Labour and Employment to work with my long-time big brother, H.E, Chris Ngige.

“Thank you, Mr. President for finding me versatile enough to move around. Always ready to serve in any capacity.”

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Meanwhile, the presidency had earlier announced Keyamo’s redeployment in a letter signed by Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha.

A statement from the Director of Information at the Office of Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Willie Bassey, also confirmed the mini reshuffling.

According to the statement Keyamo would replace Tayo Alasoadura as the Minister of State at the labour ministry, while Alasoadura replaced him at the Niger Delta Affairs ministry.

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President Muhammadu Buhari approved the swap, the statement added.

It said, “President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate redeployment of two Ministers of State as follows.

“Mr. Festus Keyamo, Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, is to move to Ministry of Labour and Employment as Minister of State.

“Senator Tayo Alasoadura is to move to the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs as Minister of State.

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“This redeployment takes effect from today, Tuesday, 24th September, 2019.”

Festus Keyamo’s letter of redeployment

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