Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Abuja began the process of winding down his cabinet with a directive asking ministers and agency heads to submit their handover notes on April 24.
A statement by presidential spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, said the president asked his appointees to come up with a comprehensive “status reports on policies, programs and projects” from cabinet members on their respective ministries, departments and agencies.
According to him, the government officials have Wednesday, April 24, 2019 as the deadline for submission of their reports to the Presidential Audit Committee in the office of the Vice President.
Shehu also said a circular to this effect issued by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, instructed 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.”
He also said 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.