Buhari sets up Presidential Transition Council

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has signed an order to establish a Presidential Transition Council for the 2023 transition programme.

The Transition Council will be inaugurated on Tuesday, February 14.

The development was disclosed in a statement released on Thursday, February 9, by the Director of Information, Office of the Secretary General of the Federation, Willie Bassey.

According to the statement, the move will ensure.that the transition of power from one presidential administration to another is seamless.

Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), will head the Council.

Members of the committee include the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation and Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Justice.

Also in the Council are Permanent Secretaries from the following Ministries and Offices: Defence, Interior, Finance, Budget and National Planning, Foreign Affairs, Information and Culture, Federal Capital Territory Administration, Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Cabinet Affairs Office, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, General Services Office, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Economic and Political Affairs Office, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and State House.




    Others are the National Security Adviser, Chief of Defence Staff; Inspector-General of Police; Director General of National Intelligence Agency; Director General, of State Security Services; Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and two representatives who the President-elect will nominate.

    The President also signed Executive Order No. 14 of 2023 on the Facilitation and Management of Presidential Transitions.

    This development is coming a few days to the Presidential and National Assembly polls, which are slated for February 25.

    Governorship and state assembly elections will hold on March 11.

    Beloved John is an investigative reporter with International Centre for Investigative Reporting.

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