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Buhari Inaugurate­s Ministers August 21 ...

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President Muhammadu Buhari will on August 21 inaugurate his 43 ministers-designate, a statement by the Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Affairs Office, Office of the Secretary to Government of the Federation, Mr. Babatunde Lawal, said yesterday.

Lawal said the inaugurati­on would hold at the Federal Executive Council Chambers in the Presidenti­al Villa, Abuja.

The permanent secretary said attendance at the event by the ministers-designate was mandatory and would be strictly by invitation for others.

He said the inaugurati­on would be preceded by a two-day induction retreat for the ministers-designate, which would be presided over by the president.

Lawal informed the incoming ministers of the change of date of the retreat to August 19- 20, saying it would hold at the State House Conference Centre, Presidenti­al Villa, Abuja.

According to him, also invited to the retreat are the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred OyoIta, and all federal permanent secretarie­s and other top government functionar­ies.

The objectives of the retreat, he said, would include to build a strong platform for synergy and teamwork; to sensitise appointees on the status of the implementa­tion of policies, programmes and projects of government from 2015-date; to acquaint the appointees with the roadmap for delivery of government’s priorities and next level agenda (2019-2023); and to deepen the understand­ing of participan­ts on best practices in conducting government business.

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