For Nigerians waiting for new ministers to assume office, they will have to wait more. Reason: President Muhammadu Buhari is not in a hurry to inaugurate his new cabinet.
The President would rather be thorough in exercising his authority. In fact, the 43 ministers-designate have been asked to prepare for a two-day induction retreat in Abuja after the Sallah celebrations.
A notice issued by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha said the ministers-designate will assemble at the State House Banquet Hall on August 15 for the induction retreat lasting two days.
The waiting cabinet members will be tutored on the cardinal prgrammes of the Buhari Administration and the policy directions of the government. Specifically, Mustapha listed “Status Report on Policies, Programmes and Projects, the 2019-2023 Road Map and Federal Executive Council Handbook, among others.
Prior to that, they are expected to submit to the OSGF, their updated Curriculum Vitae in soft and hard copies as well as any valid identification document to the Cabinet Affairs Office next Tuesday. The statement from the SGF reads:NOTICE TO ALL MINISTERS-DESIGNATE
Following confirmation by the Senate, All Ministers–Designate are by this NOTICE informed that relevant documents for their study and guidance, preparatory to the inauguration of the Cabinet shall be available for collection at the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF) (Cabinet Affairs Office) from 10.00am on Tuesday August 6, 2019.
2. Ministers–Designate are also requested to please bring along and submit to the OSGF, their updated CV in soft and hard copies as well as any valid identification document.
3. Finally, I am pleased to inform you that, in view of the need to allow Ministers Designate enough time to study the documents (Status Report on Policies, Programmes and Projects; the 2019-2023 Road Map, FEC Handbook, etc) and considering the upcoming Sallah break, His Excellency, Mr. President has approved an INDUCTION RETREAT for Ministers Designate to be held at the State House Banquet Hall, Abuja from August 15-16, 2019.
4. For further clarification, please contact the Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Affairs Office, OSGF on 08023229481.
5. Wishing you a Happy Sallah and looking forward to seeing you at the Retreat.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation
2nd August, 2019.