President Muhammadu Buhari will officially inaugurate a new Federal Executive Council on Wednesday, November 11, the presidency said in a statement on Sunday, more than seven months after he defeated Goodluck Jonathan in March, and more than five months since he replaced him in May,
“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,” said presidential spokesman Femi Adesina.
“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
“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 willtomorrow 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,” Adesina said.