Corporate Coup: Shell And Goldman Sachs Execs Become Ministers In Nigeria's New Cabinet


Nigeria’s acting President Goodluck Jonathan has appointed a Shell employee and an ex-Goldman Sachs executive as cabinet members in an apparent “corporate coup” of the country.

Diezani Allison-Madueke, who previously worked for Shell in Nigeria, has been made Petroleum Minister and charged with shepherding the country’s burgeoning oil industry, which is the number 3 supplier of oil to the U.S., according to the AP.

Former Goldman Sachs executive Olusegun Olutoyin Aganga has also been appointed as the country’s Finance Minister.

The country has recently been taken under control by Acting President Goodluck Jonathan, who has refused to yield power back to sick President Umaru Yar’Adua, even though he has come back to Nigeria.

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