President Goodluck Jonathan has confirmed Malam Bolaji Abdullahi as substantive Minister of Sports, the Minister of Information, Mr Labaran Maku, has said.
Prior to his confirmation, Bolaji was the Minister of Youth Development and was also overseeing the Ministry of Sports, following the removal of the former Minister of Sports, Alhaji Yusuf Suleiman.
Jonathan said that Suleiman had been relieved of his post to enable him concentrate on his political ambition.
Maku, who briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting, said the newly sworn in minister, Alhaji Inuwa Abdulkadir, had been assigned to Ministry of Youth Development.
Abdulkadir, who is from Sokoto State, replaced Alhaji Yusuf Suleiman.
On the forthcoming Summit on Environment in Brazil, the minister said that the council approved the participation of Nigeria to reflect the nation’s vision on the environment.