Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president will swear in new ministers on Wednesday, August 21, the office of the secretary to the government of the Federation has said.
A statement by Babatunde Lawal, the permanent secretary, cabinet affairs office, said a two-day induction for the new ministers will hold on August 19 and 20. The retreat was earlier scheduled for August 15 and 16.
The new ministers will then be inaugurated on August 21.
The secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, had on August 2 invited the ministers-designate to pick up relevant documents for their study and guidance, preparatory to the inauguration of the Cabinet.
The documents include status report on policies, programmes and projects; the 2019-2023 Road Map, FEC Handbook, among others.
Mustapha had also requested the new ministers to submit to his office their updated curriculum vitae in soft and hard copies as well as any valid identification document.
President Buhari had on July 23 appointed a total of 43 ministers from the 36 states and Abuja.
Among the appointees are former Akwa Ibom State governor, Godswill Akpabio; senior lawyer, Festus Keyamo; ex-Benue governor, George Akume; and 40 other nominees.
The president also retained Babatunde Fashola, Chris Ngige and a few other returnee ministers.
The appointments were made across the six geopolitical zones.
The nominees have since been cleared by the Senate.