President Muhammadu Buhari will on August 21 inaugurate the 43 ministers-designate who were successfully screened by the Senate.
He also expected to assign portfolios to the ministers as he continues to form his cabinet for his second term in office.
In a statement by Babatunde Lawal, Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Affairs Office in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
Ahead of their inauguration, ministers-designate are scheduled to undergo a two-day induction retreat at the State House Conference Room, Presidential Villa beginning from August 19.
“The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), 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 has been rescheduled,” the statement read.
The objectives of the retreat, he said, include:
- 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 till 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 statement said attendance at both events is mandatory and strictly by invitation.