Senator Musiliu Obanikoro has emerged as the Minister of State 2 for Foreign Affairs. This followed the inauguration of new ministers by President Goodluck Jonathan shortly before the commencement of the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday.
By this designation, Obanikoro will be in charge of African Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Also sworn in is Senator Patricia Akwashiki who will oversee the Ministry of Information.
The Senate last week cleared eight nominees for ministerial positions.