President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 inaugurated 36 ministers who were recently screened and cleared by the Senate.
The ceremony which started at about 10.00 am lasted for 2 hours, 30 minutes ending at exactly 12.30 pm.
Below are 8 things to note from the inauguration today:
1. The federal ministries have been slashed to 25 from 29.
2. President Buhari announced himself the substantive minister of petroleum resources while the immediate past Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Ibe Kachichukwu is now the Minister of State for Petroleum.
3. The ministers took their oath of office in 9 batches of four each.
4. Everybody in the set of former Lagos state governor, Babatunde Fashola is a lawyer.
5. President Buhari's arrival sent jitters to the attendees at the meeting, he was also said to have arrived a few minutes before the commencement of the event.
6. Aisha Mohammed was the first minister to arrive for the inauguration.
7. Aisha Alhassan (Mama Taraba) did not shake hands after signing the dotted lines on the register.
8. After the inauguration, the Federal Executive Council held its inaugural meeting for the first time.
The president last week hosted the incoming ministers to a retreat, during which event he warned them over their foreign trips, and asked them to avoid waste and shun impunity as they work together to build the country.