Transition Committee Assures Buhari Of Smooth Handover


The Presidential Transition Committee says it will ensure smooth transition of power between President-elect Muhammadu Buhari and President Goodluck Jonathan on May 29.

Chairman of the committee who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Anyim Pius Anyim, disclosed this to State House correspondent at the end of the committee’s inaugural meeting on Monday in Abuja.

According to Anyim, the committee will collect handover briefs from the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), analyse them and prepare the President’s handover notes before May 29.

“Ours is to collect our own hand over briefs, prepare the hand over briefs, prepare the President’s handover note.

“By the time we are ready, then we will interface with their own committee.

“Whatever clarification they need to know from our own briefs, we provide those clarifications and then bring them at the same page with us.’’

He said that the Federal Government committee is aware that the in-coming administration also has its transition committee and promised that both groups will collaborate and harmonise their positions for a smooth handover exercise.

“After we have collected our own briefs from the ministries, then we put it together and then we interface with the other committee so that whatever clarifications they want, whatever questions they have, we will be able to address them,” he said.

Anyim added that the transition committee must complete its work before the inauguration of the president-elect on May 29.

The meeting was presided over by Vice President Namadi Sambo and was attended by the Attorney-General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke.

Others at the meeting were the Ministers of Police Affairs and Transport, Jelili Adesiyan, and Idris Umar. The Director-General of the National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Dr Paul Orhii was also present.


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