President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja directed all ministers to handover to permanent secretaries in their respective ministries on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, about 24 hours to his inauguration for a second term.
The president gave the directive at the valedictory session of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
The president also directed the ministers to submit their handing-over letters to the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF) on May 28.
“Although today is our last council meeting, I expect all of you to continue working until Tuesday, May 28, when you will officially hand over your schedules to your respective Permanent Secretaries. Your handing over letters should be submitted to the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation,’’ he said.
In his remarks, the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo thanked the president for the great opportunity offered him to serve.
“My deepest gratitude comes from the great trust that you reposed in me at all times. I will never forget when you were going on medical leave in May 2017 and you said to me in the course of conversation that evening that you will not fiddle my discretion as acting President in anyway. And in keeping with your character and style you kept your words,” he said.
Ministers also seized the opportunity to express gratitude to the president for giving them the privilege to serve as members of FEC.