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Buhari to assign portfolios to ministers-designate on Wednesday

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Buhari will announce Ministers portfolio

President Muhammadu Buhari will announce the assigned portfolios to his ministers on Wednesday.

The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina confirmed this in his statement by today in Abuja.

Ministers-designate were engaged with Buhari in a two-day retreat, which ended today, Tuesday.

The second and final day of the retreat kicked off with a presentation on Cabinet Processes and Procedures, by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha.

This was followed by a presentation by the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Adams Oshiomhole, 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.

Adesina 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.

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