The President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday expressed regret that the federal government did not seem to appreciate his intention of setting up the Transition Committee and the terms of reference given to it. According to him, this is because of the refusal of the government to provide the committee with the needed information to carry out its duty.
Speaking at the Defence House, while receiving the interim report of the APC Transition Committee led by Ahmed Joda, Buhari said he was disappointed that “the incoming government was being misunderstood”.
“It is not that we are preparing for indictment. We are trying to get a starting point, where exactly we are going to start from. We have seen the debt profile now and the performance of the economy. The question is what can we say about it especially the urgent ones like social security and lack of fuel in the country and fraud. The list is endless,” he said.
Buhari thanked the committee for the job well done, adding that “subsequent submission by the government team will make the job of the transition committee easier and more efficient and tell us where to begin from”.