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President Buhari to swear in new ministers August 21
THE Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari will inaugurate his new cabinet members on August 21.
Prior to the inauguration, a 2-day retreat would be organised for the cabinet members on Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th August.
In a statement broadcast by ChannelsTV, the SGF made public the plans of the Federal Government shortly after the list of all 43 ministerial nominees, submitted to the Senate for screening scaled through the legislative process.
President Buhari sent the list of prospective cabinet members to the lawmakers 55 days after his inauguration.
The National Assembly had to suspend its recess slated for Friday, July 26 to screen all the nominees.
Critics of the government are unhappy with the number of women representation, which is barely 16 percent. Seven women made the list from the 43 ministers.
The SGF has invited all ministers-designate and government functionaries to a 2-day induction retreat to be presided over by President Buhari for two days.
The objectives of the retreat, he said, include building a strong platform for synergy and teamwork, sensitizing appointees on the status of the implementation of policies, programmes and projects of government from 2015 till date.
He said the retreat will also help “acquaint the appointees with the roadmap for delivery of government’s priorities and next level agenda and deepen the understanding of participants on best practices in conducting government business.”