Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari is to swear in his ministers-designate on Wednesday, August 21, 2019.

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.

The statement said before the inauguration, the ministers-designate had been invited to attend a two-day induction retreat in preparation for their swearing in.

According to the statement, “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: 9:00am daily, Venue: State House Conference Centre, Presidential Villa, Abuja.”

The objectives of the retreat, he said, included “Building a strong platform for synergy and teamwork, sensitize appointees on the status of the implementation of policies, programmes and projects of government from 2015-to date and cquaint the appointees with the roadmap for delivery of government’s priorities and next level agenda (2019-2023).