Lai Mohammed clarifies statement on Cabinet’s valedictory service, dissolution


Press statement from the presidency

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said
the fact that the valedictory session of the federal cabinet will be
held on 22 May 2019 does not mean that the cabinet will be dissolved
on the same day.

Clarifying his earlier statement to State House correspondents after
Thursday’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja, the
Minister said it is the prerogative of the President to dissolve the
cabinet anytime he chooses.

”It is therefore inaccurate to extrapolate from my statement – that
the FEC valedictory session will hold on 22 May – to say that the
President will dissolve the cabinet on the same day. They do not mean
the same thing,” he said.