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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved 21st August as the day to swear in new ministers to fill his cabinet.
This was made known to the public on Tuesday through the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha.
Quoting from the statement, the swearing-in ceremony will kick off by 11 am at the Federal Executive Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
“It would be preceded by an induction retreat to be presided by the president and would last two days. The ministers-designate has collected their study guide and other government documents at the office of the SGF.”
Their portfolio is expected to be assigned to them by the president immediately after the inauguration.
The copy of the complete statement reads below:
INDUCTION RETREAT AND SWEARING-IN PROGRAMME FOR MINISTERS-DESIGNATE
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, invites all Ministers-Designate, Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, federal permanent secretaries and top government functionaries (specifically invited) to a 2-day induction retreat to be presided over by His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the retreat earlier publicised has been rescheduled as follows:
Date: Monday, 19th – Tuesday, 2020th August 2019
Time: 9:00 am daily
Venue: State House Conference Centre, Presidential Villa, Abuja
The objectives of the retreat include the following:
Build a strong platform for synergy and teamwork
Sensitise appointees on the status of the implementation of policies, programmes and projects of government from 2015-date
Acquaint the appointees with the roadmap for delivery of government’s priorities and Next Level agenda (2019-2023)
Deepen the understanding of participants on best practices in conducting government business
The swearing-in of all Ministers-Designate by the president shall hold as follows:
Date: Wednesday, A 2121st August 2019
Venue: Federal Executive Council Chambers
Attendance at both events is mandatory and strictly by invitation.
Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Affairs Office
Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation