An induction retreat has been approved by President Muhammadu Buhari has for the 43 Ministers Designate recently confirmed by the Senate.
This was revealed by Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha in a statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen on Friday in Abuja.
According to the statement, he said the retreat would hold from August 15-16, 2019.
With this new development, Nigerians would have to wait for at least two more weeks for the cabinet to be inaugurated, although there had been speculations in some quarters that President Buhari might inaugurate his cabinet this week with fake list of ministers and their portfolios circulating in the social media.
According to Mustapha, following confirmation by the Senate, all Ministers Designate were to visit his office to collect relevant documents for their study and guidance, preparatory to the inauguration of the Cabinet.
He explained that the documents would be available for collection at the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF) (Cabinet Affairs Office) Tuesday next week.
He, therefore, urged the Ministers designate to bring along and submit to the OSGF, their updated curriculum vitae in soft and hard copies as well as any valid identification document.
“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”.