Nigeria's Buhari to swear in ministers on Wednesday: presidency statement

Reuters News
Posted: Nov 08, 2015 6:51 AM

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari is to swear in members of his cabinet on Wednesday, a statement issued by the presidency said on Sunday.

The 72-year-old former military ruler, who was inaugurated in late May, has been criticized for waiting until September to name his ministers who then underwent a month-long vetting process by the Senate. Portfolios will be assigned after ministers have been sworn in.

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(Reporting by Felix Onuah; Writing by Alexis Akwagyiram; Editing by Catherine Evans)