President Buhari to swear in Ministers- designate August 21
President Muhammadu Buhari will swear in the ministers-designate on August 21, the Federal Government has said.
The government made the announcement in a statement on Tuesday from the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha.
According to the statement, the swearing-in ceremony will take place by 11a.m 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.
Meanwhile, 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.
Lawal, in the Tuesday statement, confirmed that induction retreat for the ministers designate would precede the swearing-in on August 19 and 20, at the State House Conference Centre, Presidential Villa in Abuja.
The statement read: “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 two-day induction retreat to be presided over by His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the retreat earlier publicised.”
The SGF added that the retreat was packaged to acquaint the appointees with the roadmap for the delivery of government policies among others.
It said, “The objectives of the retreat are to 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) and to deepen the understanding of participants on best practices in conducting government business.”
The names of women in the ministerial list are Zainab Ahmed from Kaduna State, Sharon Ikeazor from Anambra State, Sadiya Farouq from Zamfara State, Amb. Maryam Katagum from Bauchi State, Gbemi Saraki from Kwara State, Ramatu Tijani from Kogi State and Pauline Tallen from Plateau State.