In a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, “President Muhammadu Buhari will officially inaugurate a new Federal Executive Council on Wednesday, November 11, 2015.
“Before the commencement of the inaugural session of the council, the ministers-designate will take their oaths of office in the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa. “The swearing-in ceremony will begin promptly at 10:00 Hours and the ministers-designate are expected to be seated in the Council Chambers by 09:30 Hours at the latest.
Each minister-designate can only be accompanied to the swearing-in ceremony by a maximum of two guests.”
Restricting guests of new ministers to two during inauguration is a departure from the jamboree that usually attend such events in the past when the lucky appointees were often accompanied to their inauguration by a crowd of family members, colleagues, friends and associates.
During the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, ministers were allowed to attend their inauguration with their spouses, children, colleagues and their immediate family members.