Contrary to expectation, all the Ministers appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari, would be in the office till the last day, following his directive that they hand over on the eve of his swearing in for a second term, meaning that there would be no break in the schedule of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), at any time before then.
The President, at their valedictory service of the FEC members on Wednesday, Buhari told them to keep working until Tuesday, May 28, which incidentally the last day of work before his inauguration on May, 29.
The president acknowledged that the meeting was the last as his cabinet for the 2015 to 2019 tenure, but told the ministers to keep working, and preparing to hand over to the permanent secretaries of their various ministries.
They are to submit their handover letters to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation on the same date.
The ministers took turns to give accounts of their experience in the last three and a half years working with President Muhammadu Buhari.
Their narrations were laced with emotions, seriousness and humour at Valedictory session held at the council chambers of the presidential villa, Abuja.