Second Term Inauguration: Buhari to dissolve cabinet May 22 – Lai Mohammed
President Muhammadu Buhari will dissolve his cabinet few days to the end of the administration, Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed has said.
He said that a valedictory session with members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) has been scheduled for May 22nd after which the cabinet will be dissolved ahead of his inauguration.
Buhari will be sworn-in on 29th May to begin another four year term in office.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo presided over the meeting in the absence of President Buhari, who was in Maiduguri today to commission some developmental project eats.
The President was also expected to jet out of the country this evening on a 10- day private visit to the United Kingdom (UK).
The minister, who disclosed at the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, said until then the cabinet remains intact.
He also pointed out the President had already urged them to prepare their handover notes to be submitted to Permanent Secretaries in their respective ministries before the administration winds down completely.
He said: ”We will be having a valedictory session on 22nd May. The cabinet remains intact.”
President Buhari had on April 17 directed ministers to immediately submit a comprehensive status report of their policies and projects on or before April 24th to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).
Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President Garba Shehu, had in a statement, said: “As the first term of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration winds down, the President has asked for a comprehensive “status reports on policies, programs and projects” from cabinet members on their respective ministries, departments and agencies.
“These reports have Wednesday, April 24, 2019 as the deadline for submission to the Presidential Audit Committee in the office of the Vice President.”