President Buhari Set to Inaugurate New Federal Executive Council

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

The Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity, Femi Adesina confirmed this in a statement on Sunday.

He said the ministers-designate would take their oaths of office in the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, before the commencement of the inaugural session of the council.

“The swearing-in ceremony would 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”, Mr Adesina said.

The statement, however, added that President Buhari would on Monday at the Presidential Villa, preside over the swearing-in of Professor Mahmood Yakubu as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and five others as National Commissioners of INEC.

The swearing-in of Professor Yakubu, Mrs Amina Zakari, Mr Solomon Adedeji Soyebi, Professor Antonia Okoosi-Simbine, Dr Muhammed Mustafa Lecky and Baba Arfo is scheduled for 11:00 hours in the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa.

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