President Goodluck Jonathan has sworn in eight new ministers on Wednesday, few days before the country’s general elections.
The president was quoted saying “This is in injury time. It is like bringing on a player when the match is about to end,” Jonathan said at a swearing in ceremony in the capital Abuja.
“You are coming at an injury time and your dancing steps will be watched by everyone,” he said.
The positions were spread across Nigeria’s diverse regions, mindful of the need to be seen to be maintaining ethnic and sectarian balance in a country fraught with tensions.
The ministers includes, Patricia Akwashiki a senator, Nicholas Ada, a lawyer, Musiliu Obanikoro, a retired colonel, Augustine Akobundu, Joel Ikenya, Nwankwo, Kenneth Kobani and Hauwa Lawan