Buhari Dissolves Cabinet May 22

File photo of President Muhammadu Buhari presiding over a Federal Executive Council (
President Muhammadu Buhari will not dissolve his cabinet until 22nd May, according to the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed.
The President is scheduled to hold a valedictory session with members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), ahead of his inauguration.
Buhari will be sworn-in on 29th May to begin another four-year term in office.
Lai Mohammed while briefing State House Correspondents after the FEC meeting presided by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the presidential villa, Abuja said the cabinet remains intact.
He said the ministers as directed by President Buhari are already preparing their handover notes to be submitted to Permanent Secretaries in their respective ministries before the administration winds down completely.
According to Lai, ”we will be having a validictory session on 22nd May. The cabinet remains intact.”
President Buhari who is proceeding on a 10 day private visit to the United Kingdom (UK) had 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 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,” the statement added.
Garba explained that ”a circular to this effect issued by Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, also requested members of the Federal Executive Council to “ensure that all outstanding memoranda they intend to present to the Federal Executive Council are submitted to the Cabinet Affairs Office, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, not later than Tuesday, 30th April, 2019.”
“The circular also informed members that the “9th and 10th meetings of the Council have been rescheduled to Thursday, 25th April and Thursday, 2nd May, 2019 respectively” in view of the Easter break and May Day celebrations,” he noted.
New Nigerian gathered that the issue of cabinet dissolution did not come up for discussion when the council met yesterday.


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