President Muhammadu Buhari has approved and signed an executive Order, No. 14 of 2023, establishing a presidential transition committee for the facilitation and management of the transition programme.

The new Executive Order, is to put in place a legal framework for the seamless transition of power at the lapse of the president’s tenure.

The Buhari-led administration is expected to end on May 29th, 2023 when he will hand over to a newly elected administration.

The president made a Tweet stating, the committee would be chaired by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha.

Other members are, Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Justice. Permanent Secretaries from the following Ministries and Offices: Defence, Interior, Finance, Budget and National Planning, Foreign Affairs, Information and Culture, Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Cabinet Affairs Office, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF), General Services Office, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF), Economic and Political Affairs Office, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF) State House. Others are, National Security Adviser, Chief of Defence Staff, Inspector-General of Police, Director General, National Intelligence Agency, Director General, State Security Services, Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court of Nigeria; and two representatives to be nominated by the President-elect A press release by Willie Bassey, Director, Information

The SGF, said that the Transition Council will be inaugurated by on Tuesday 14th February, 2023 at noon, at the Conference Hall of the SGF and all members are expected to be in attendance.

A key feature of the Presidential Executive Order No. 14 of 2023 is the institutionalization of a legal framework that would enable a seamless transition of power from one Presidential Administration to another, which is part of President Buhari’s legacy.

Story: Christy Dung

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