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Buhari’s ministers to remain in office till May 28
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has directed his ministers to maintain their official duties until May 28, a day to his second term inauguration.
At a valedictory Federal Executive Meeting (FEC) meeting at the State House, Abuja, on Wednesday, Buhari said though FEC meetings have come to an end, work continues for the ministers.
He said handover letters should be submitted to the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).
Buhari praised the cabinet members for their contributions to the success of his first term and to national development.
It had been expected that Buhari would dissolve his cabinet after Wednesday’s valedictory FEC meeting, according to remarks by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed.
Also, presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, had said that the president is likely to dissolve his cabinet before his swearing-in on May 29, 2019.
“Shortly before May 29, the president is likely going to officially dissolve his government. That is the way it is usually done. He says thank you to everybody that he has called to work with him and then he dissolves that government officially,” Adesina had said.