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Buhari To Swear In Ministers, INEC Chairman On Wednesday

Posted: Nov 8, 2015 at 7:00 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Temidayo Akinsuyi, Lagos

President Muhammadu Buhari will officially inaugurate a new Federal Executive Council on Wednesday, November 11, 2015.

In a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, before the commencement of the inaugural session of the council, the ministers-designate will take their oaths of office in the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa.

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.

The statement further said that 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.

It will be recalled that the president had said that not all the ministers will be assigned portfolios owing to the harsh economic realities in the country.

Some of the ministers have also indicated that they are willing to work for free in the interest of the country.