May 29 Hand Over : Buhari Approves Transition Council
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday approved the setting up of a Presidential Transition Council, for facilitating and managing the 2023 transition programme.
Willie Bassey, Director, Information in the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation disclosed this in a statement in Abuja.
According yo him, members of the Committee are: i. Secretary to the Government of the Federation – Chairman ii. Head of the Civil Service of the Federation
iii. Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Justice, iv. Permanent Secretaries from the following Ministries and Offices:a. Defence
b. Interior, c. Finance, Budget and National Planning
d. Foreign Affairs
e. Information and Culture
f. Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA)
g. Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs
h. Cabinet Affairs Office, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF)
i. General Services Office, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF)
j. Economic and Political Affairs Office, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF)
k. State House
v. National Security Adviser
vi. Chief of Defence Staff
vii. Inspector-General of Police
viii. Director General, National Intelligence Agency
ix. Director General, State Security Services
x. Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court of Nigeria; and
xi. Two representatives, to be nominated by the President-elect
The statement said the Transition Council will be inaugurated by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation on Tuesday February 14.
Also, the President has signed the Executive Order No. 14 of 2023 on the Facilitation and Management of the Presidential Transitions.