MasterwebNews 30/7/17 - Why new ministers are yet to get portfolios

[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili reports ] - Seventy two hours after their inauguration as ministers, Professor Stephen Ocheni (Kogi) and Suleiman Hassan (Gombe) are yet to be assigned portfolios.


Our correspondent learnt yesterday that Acting President Yemi Osinbajo want to host them to a retreat before assigning portfolios to them.


A source in the Presidency confirmed that the retreat will hold next week. The source, who pleaded anonymity, however, did not specify the date.


"The two new ministers will attend a retreat sometime next week after which their portfolios will be announced. Arrangements have been concluded for this," the official said.


Shortly after inaugurating and welcoming Ocheni and Hassan to the federal cabinet on Wednesday, the acting president has assured that their portfolios would be assigned shortly after the swearing-in ceremony.


*Photo Caption - President Muhammadu Buhari

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