The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, (SSGF) has revealed that President MuhammaduBuhari will on August 21st swears in the new ministers. The government made the announcement in a statement obtained by our correspondent.
According to the statement, the swearing-in ceremony will take place 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.
It was revealed that the ministers-designate have collected their study guide and other government documents at the office of the SGF.They also did their documentation ahead of the retreat.
Shortly after the inauguration, President Buhari is expected to assign portfolios to them and over the first meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) since his inauguration for a second term.
The two days induction retreat and swearing-in programme for ministers-designate would be presided over by His Excellency, MuhammaduBuhari, and President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Date: Monday, 19th – Tuesday, 20th August 2019
Time: 9:00am daily
Venue: State House Conference Centre, Presidential Villa, Abuja
The objectives of the retreat include the following:
1. Build a strong platform for synergy and teamwork
2. Sensitize appointees on the status of the implementation of policies, programmes and projects of government from 2015-date
3. Acquaint the appointees with the roadmap for delivery of government’s priorities and Next Level agenda (2019-2023)
4. Deepen the understanding of participants on best practices in conducting government business
It gathered that the swearing-in of all Ministers-Designate by the President shall hold as follows:
Date: Wednesday, 21st august 2019
Venue: Federal Executive Council Chambers