Sunday, November 8, 2015 2:10 pm
The long wait is over. Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari will officially inaugurate a new Federal Executive Council of 36 ministers on Wednesday 11 November.
The inauguration is taking place 18 days shy of six months, since Buhari took over from Goodluck Jonathan at an impressive ceremony at the Eagle Square in Abuja.
There will be, however, no such grandeur and pomp at the inauguration of the cabinet.
According to presidential media adviser, Femi Adesina, the ministers-designate will take their oaths of office in the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, before the inaugural session of the cabinet.
The swearing-in ceremony will begin promptly at 10:00 Hours and the ministers-designate are expected to be seated in the Council Chambers by 09:30 Hours at the latest.
Each minister-designate can only be accompanied to the swearing-in ceremony by a maximum of two guests.
Also, following the confirmation of their nominations by the Senate, President Buhari will tomorrow at the Presidential Villa, preside over the swearing-in of Prof. Mahmood Yakubu as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and five others as National Commissioners of INEC.
The swearing-in of Prof. Yakubu, Mrs. Amina Zakari, Mr. Solomon Adedeji Soyebi, Prof. Antonia Taiye Okoosi-Simbine, Dr. Muhammed Mustafa Lecky and Alhaji Baba Shettima Arfo is scheduled for 11:00 Hours in the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa.