President Buhari to inaugurate cabinet August 21


The Presidency has announced that President Muhammadu Buhari will inaugurate his new cabinet on Wednesday, August 21.

The President after swearing-in the ministers will preside over the first Federal Executive Council meeting since his inauguration for a second term.

The ministers will also be assigned portfolios after the inauguration ceremony.

Babatunde Lawal, permanent secretary, cabinet affairs office, said the swearing-in will follow the induction retreat for ministers-designate.

Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation, listed objectives of the retreat to include: “building of a strong platform for synergy and teamwork; sensitising appointees on the status of the implementation of policies, programmes and projects of government from 2015-date, acquainting the appointees with the roadmap for delivery of government’s priorities and next level agenda (2019-2023) and deepen the understanding of participants on best practices in conducting government business”.

Aside the ministers-designate, others expected at the retreat are head of the civil service of the federation, federal permanent secretaries and top government functionaries.

The retreat will hold on August 19 and August 20.

The ministers designate have been asked to pick up and study documents ahead of the retreat.

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