Ahead of their inauguration on Wednesday, ministers designate are attending a two-day retreat in Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari has just declared the session open.
Addressing the ministers, the President said the country and the administration would rely on them to implement policies and programmes to lift Nigerians out of poverty.
He added “We must work as a team. Working as a team demands that we know what the next person is doing. You must open communication with your colleagues. Lack of communication leads to lack of cooperation and sub-optimal performance.
Buhari went on to congratulate the new members of his cabinet.
The ministers designate had earlier being addressed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, who told them, “All our work must connect to the aspirations of the people.”