Buhari orders setting up transition panel on Valentine’s Day

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has approved the establishment of a Presidential Transition Council to oversee the 2023 transition programme.

Also, Buhari signed Executive Order No.14 of 2023 on the Facilitation and Management of Presidential Transitions.

The PUNCH report that a key feature of the order is the institutionalisation of a legal framework that would enable a seamless transition of power from one presidential administration to another.

In a statement on Thursday, the Director of Information, Office of the Secretary General of the Federation, Willie Bassey, said the SGF, Boss Mustapha, was appointed by the President to lead the council.

The council will be inaugurated by the SGF on Tuesday, February 14, 2023.

It was gathered that members of the committee include the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation; the Solicitor-General of the Federation; and Permanent Secretaries from ministries of Defence, Interior, Finance, Budget and National Planning, Foreign Affairs, Information and Culture, Federal Capital Territory Administration, Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs.

Others include the Cabinet Affairs Office, 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.






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