The two-day presidential retreat hosted by President Muhammadu Buhari ended on Tuesday, August 20, with a charge from the president to the ministers-designate to rise to the challenging responsibilities of ministerial office.
The second day of the retreat kicked off with a presentation on Cabinet Processes and Procedures by Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF). This was followed by a presentation by Adams Oshiomhole, the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on aligning government policies with the ideology, manifesto and campaign promises of the ruling party.
Subsequent presentations were carried out on budgeting, civil service reforms, public procurement, the relationships among ministers and permanent secretaries, and effective partnerships between executive, legislature and state governments.
The President in his closing remarks at the retreat reminded participants that the challenges ahead of the administration remained significant and urged them to work in collaboration.
President Buhari urged them to give their best to the task of delivering a more prosperous country for all Nigerians.
The ministers-designate would be sworn in today, Wednesday, August 21, at the State House, after which they would be allocated portfolios by the president.