Saturday, September 26THE LEGISLATURE

Buhari to Swear-in 43 Ministers Confirmed by Senate on August 21

BY OBUTE JAMES

President Muhammadu Buhari will on August 21, 2019 swear-in 43 ministerial nominees recently confirmed by the Senate.

Buhari had on written to the Senate seeking the confirmation of 43 ministerial nominees.

The Senate then began the screening of the ministerial nominees on Wednesday July 24 and concluded,on Tuesday July 31 before going on its annual break.

The Senate due to the request of Buhari postponed its annual break
and extended the days of sitting to include Monday and Friday.

All the 43 ministerial nominees were confirmed after each of them appeared before the senators for screening.

The statement by the Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Office, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babatunde Lawal, on Tuesday indicated that the inauguration would hold at the Federal Executive Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja, by 11 am.

Lawal, in the Tuesday statement, confirmed that induction retreat for the ministers designate would precede the swearing-in on August 19 and 20, at the State House Conference Centre, Presidential Villa in Abuja.

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