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In Nigeria, there are 19 Federal Ministries, covering all relevant sectors of the polity.

Each has a Minister and in some cases, an additional Minister of State at the helm of affairs. These appointments are made by the President. The Permanent Secretary is the accounting officer and administrative head of each ministry, while the Head of Service of the federation is the administrative head of the Civil Service.


The ministries are Agriculture & Water Resources, Aviation, Commerce and Industry, Defence, Education, Energy (Gas, Petroleum and Power), Environment, Federal Capital Territory, Finance, Foreign Affairs, Health, Information & Communications, Interior, Justice, Labour, Mines and Steel Development, Niger Delta, Police Affairs, Police Formation and Command, Science & Technology, Transportation, Tourism, Culture & National Orientation, Youth Development, Women Affairs, Works, Housing & Urban Development, National Sports Commission and National Planning Commission.[2]

1 Leadership structure

2 Ministries

3 See also

4 References

Leadership structure

Each ministry has a Minister who is appointed by the President subject to approval by the Senate, and also has a Permanent Secretary, who is a senior civil servant. The Minister is responsible for policy and the Permanent Secretary is responsible for implementation of policy.[1] In some cases, a Federal minister is responsible for more than one ministry (e.g. Environment and Housing), and may be assisted by one or more Ministers of State.[2]

The list of Federal Ministries is given below:


Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Water Resources

Federal Ministry of Commerce and Industry

Federal Ministry of Culture, Tourism and National Orientation

Federal Ministry of Defence

Federal Ministry of Education

Federal Ministry of Energy

Federal Ministry of Environment, Housing and Urban Development

Federal Ministry of Finance

Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Federal Ministry of Health


Federal Ministry of Information & Communications

Federal Ministry of Interior

Federal Ministry of Justice

Federal Ministry of Labour

Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development

Federal Ministry of Science and Technology

Federal Ministry of Transportation

Federal Ministry of Women Affairs

Federal Ministry of Youth Development


Federal Capital Territory

National Planning Commission

National Sports Commission

Address & Phone Numbers


Federal Ministry of Finance & Economic Development

Plots 745 & 746 Ahmadu Bello Way

Central Area, P.M.B 14 Garki


Telephone: +2349 234 6291-5

Fax: +2349 234 0512

Federal Ministry of Power & Steel

New Federal Secretariat Complex

Shehu Shagari Way

3rd/4th Floors, Annex B

Telephone: +2349 523 7064

Fax: +2349 234 3563

Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources

Federal Secretariat

Shehu Shagari Way


Telephone: +2349 523 3539-8

Federal Ministry of Justice

New Federal Secretariat Complex

Wing 1B (1001-1099)

10th Floor, Federal Secretariat

Block 1, Shehu Shagari Way, Abuja

Telephone: +2349 523 5194

Federal Ministry of Science & Technology

9th Floor, New Federal Secretariat

Shehu Shagari Way


Telephone: +2349 523 3397

Fax: +2349 523 4390 & 523 3903

Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Maputo Street, Wuse Zone 3

P.M.B 130, Garki


Telephone: +2349 523 0185-6

Federal Ministry of Commerce & Tourism

Old Secretariat

Area 1, Block G & H

P.M.B 88, Garki, Abuja

Telephone: +2349 234 1490

Fax: +2349 234 1541

Federal Ministry of Transport

2nd Floor, Annex 3

New Federal Secretariat Complex

Shehu Shagari Way

Central Area

P.M.B 1136, Abuja, FCT

Telephone: +2349 523 7054

Federal Ministry of Communications

2nd & 3rd Floors, Federal Secretariat


Telephone: +2349 523 7183

Federal Ministry of Industries

P.M.B 85, Garki Post Office

Old Federal Secretariat

Area 1, Garki

Block C, Abuja

Telephone: +2349 234 1387

More Telephones: +2349 1721

Federal Ministry of Water Resources & Rural Development

P.M.B 159, Block A

Old Secretariat, Area 1

Garki, Abuja

Telephone: +2349 234 0206; 2342684

Federal Ministry of Defence

Defence Headquarters

Opposite Agura Hotels

PMB 196, Area 7

Graki, Abuja,

Telephone: +2349 234 0532; 234 0533

Federal Ministry of Solid Minerals Development

5th floor, Annex 3

New Federal Secretariat Complex

Shehu Shagari Way

Central Area, Abuja, FCT

Telephone: +2349 523 3536; 523 6452

National Planning Commission

4th Floor, New Federal Secretariat

Shehu Shagari Way


Telephone: +2349 523 6626

Fax: +2349 523 6625

Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Complex Block A, Area 11

P.M.B 135, Garki, Abuja

Telephone: +2349 234 1931

Federal Ministry of Works & Housing

Radio House, Herbert Macaulay Way (south)

P.M.B 111, Garki, Abuja

(Opposite the International Conference Centre)

Telephone: +2349 1932; 234 6073

Federal Ministry of Aviation

Federal Secretariat

Shehu Shagari Way


Telephone: +2349 523 2123

Federal Ministry of Federal Capital Territory

Area 11, Garki, Abuja

P.M.B 25 Garki, Abuja

Telephone: +2349 234 1195; 234 1525

Credits -Wikipedia.