Cabinet inauguration commences as Okpabio, Ngige, others take oaths
Written by Taiwo Adediran on August 21, 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari has started the swearing of ministers Designate at the Council
chamber. The ministers-designate are taking the oaths of allegiances in batches of five. Those
who have taken the oaths include The first batch include Dr Chris Ngige, God’swill Akpabio,
Sharon Ikeazu, Mohammed Bello, Uchechukwu Ogah.
President Buhari, at the end of two- day retreat for the ministers -designate on Tuesday, had
charged them to hit the ground running as remaining four years is short.
He also reminded the appointees of the task ahead of them and urged the new ministers to
engage and benefit from the experience of their colleagues who serve in his cabinet during his
first tenure. According to him, the service to the nation is not easy work and can be
unappreciated at times.
President Buhari asked all the incoming members of his cabinet to see the opportunity to
serve as an honour and give their best to deliver on the mandate. He also stressed the need
for working collaboratively and purposefully to achieve quicker results, adding that four years
should not be seen as a very long time.
The President also directed the incoming ministers to channel all requests for meetings with
him through his Chief of Staff, Mr Abba Kyari.