After a five-day confirmation hearing exercise, the Senate on Tuesday, July 30, concluded the screening of 43 ministerial nominees
The federal government has announced plans to organise a retreat for the 43 ministerial nominees recently cleared by the Senate before their inauguration by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The retreat is expected to hold between August 15 and 16 and their inauguration to follow thereafter.
In a statement issued by The secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Gida Mustapha, on Friday August 2, he said the ministerial appointees are also expected to attend the retreat with copies of their credentials.
He said: “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 10am on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.
“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, and FEC Handbook among others) and considering the upcoming Sallah break, 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.”
The SGF said for further clarification, the permanent secretary, Cabinet Affairs Office, OSGF should be contacted.
It would be recalled that While all the ministers designate were cleared by the Senate, none of them has been assigned portfolios and it is expected that they will be assigned portfolios after the August 16 retreat.