President Muhammadu Buhari (image courtesy State House)

President Muhammadu Buhari is set to swear in his newly appointed ministers on Wednesday, August 21, following the screening and confirmation of the nonimees by the Senate.

Concise News gathered that this was contained in a statement issued by Babatunde Lawal, Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Affairs Office in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.

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Before the inauguration of the cabinet, the ministers-designate are expected to go through induction retreat at the Presidential Villa on Monday and Tuesday 19th and 20th of August.

The retreat was earlier scheduled for 16th to 17th of August.

The statement reads “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 2-day induction retreat to be presided over by his excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the retreat earlier publicized has been rescheduled as follows:

“Date: Monday, 19th – Tuesday, 20th August 2019, Time: 9:00 am daily, Venue: State House Conference Centre, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The objectives of the retreat, he said, included “Build a strong platform for synergy and teamwork, Sensitize 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)

“deepen the understanding of participants on best practices in conducting government business

‘The swearing-in of all ministers-designate by the president shall hold as follows: “Date: Wednesday, 21st August 2019, Time: 11:00 am, Venue: Federal Executive Council Chambers, Presidential Villa, Abuja.”

The statement said attendance at both events is mandatory and strictly by invitation.