President Muhammadu Buhari will later today, Wednesday, August 21, assign portfolios to his new “Next Level” ministers.
Africa News24 (AN24) reports that the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, confirmed in a statement in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on Tuesday.
This will be coming after the President and the Ministers-designate engaged each other in a two-day retreat, which ended on Tuesday, August 20.
The second and final day of the retreat kicked off with a presentation on Cabinet Processes and Procedures, by Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).
The development was followed by a presentation by Adams Oshiomhole, the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on aligning government policies with the ideology, manifesto and campaign promises of the ruling party.
“Subsequent presentations touched on Budgeting, Civil Service Reforms, Public Procurement, the Relationships among Ministers and Permanent Secretaries, and Effective Partnerships between Executive, Legislature and State Governments,” Adesina said.
The Presidential spokesman also revealed that the Ministers-designate would be sworn in on August 21 at the State House, after which they would be allocated portfolios by the president.
“Following the swearing-in, each minister will be given a mandate, based on the assigned ministry, and which will spell out priorities, deliverables, and timelines.
“In addition, a robust monitoring and evaluation framework will also be put in place to track the implementation of all policies and programmes over the next four years,” he said.